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Aristarchus

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Definition: Greek scientist who calculated the distance from the Earth to the Moon, using an eclipse as a measuring tool.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Aristarchus
Read about the life of this exciting scientist.

Measuring the Solar System
Learn how the ancient Greeks did what they did and why.

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