Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Diameter of Earth

The Surya Siddhanta, a textbook on astronomy of ancient India - last compiled in 1000 BC, believed by Hindus to be handed down from 3000 BC by aid of complex mnemonic recital methods still known today - computed the earth's diameter to be 7,840 miles,The modern measurement is 7,926.7 miles

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