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The Amazing Antikythera Mechanism

Posted September 10, 2007 8:20 AM by Sharkles

Uncovered by sponge divers in 1901, this badly corroded bronze astronomical computing mechanism from ancient Greece has had its internal gears and mechanisms examined in detail more than 100 years later. The 3D X-ray imaging was made possible by an 8 ton CAT-scan machine built for inspecting airplane turbine blades.

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09/11/2007 12:00 PM

"Only in the last two years have the full internal workings of the Mechanism been revealed by 3-D x-ray imaging made possible by the Bladerunner, a prototype 8-ton CAT-scan machine intended to inspect airplane turbine blades."

Has or is any attempt being made to reproduce this unusual astronomical device to learn the details of its accuracy compared to modern day data?

It should be draw the interest of many different disciplines as to how it was made, and the details of construction.

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09/12/2007 6:20 AM

Is this thread here to advertise someones scanner, or discuss the Antikythera device ? I'd sooner read a link on the device than an advert.

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