Understanding Our Place In The Universe
Technology has evolved so radically withing the past century that it is difficult to imagine that it is part of a world with about 8.7 million other species. All of those species live on one planet which rotates around a sun that is one in 100 Billion other suns in our galaxy: the Milky Way. Our galaxy is also only one in 100 Billion galaxies in the observable universe.
All these numbers can make one feel small and lost. We will see that we all have a place in this world and that we not only live within this universe. The universe lives within us.
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on Oct. 30, 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world.