From Sol to Solar wind (Part-3)

Using his own telescopes, Galileo discovered sunspots. Galileo’s enemy Christoph Scheiner claimed that sunspots were simply undiscovered planets of the Sun occasionally crossing in front of its disk. Galileo responded to Scheiner by arguing that sunspots change their shapes and that they are often seen to originate on the solar disk and perish there. Thus […]

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From Sol to Solar wind (Part-2)

How on Earth did people started to question the sanctity of the “omnipotent” god who they worshipped and feared? What were the observations based on which a few bright individuals, quite a long time ago thought that Sun might not be a deity? How severe was the backlash received? Well, it is widely believed that […]

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From Sol to Solar wind (Part-1)

Man’s nature yearned for the need for a powerful creator and found solace in deities created in his own mind. In ancient times, where mankind had not yet reached a potential to understand the phenomena around them in a more qualitative way; when they were in awe of what they could not comprehend, they thought […]

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