Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mars Retrograde

Retrograde Motion is the motion in the opposite direction in which the action is a backward motion. In our religious it was clearly mentioned that the end of the world will not be established till the sun rises from the west. Scientist believes that the backward motion was applied on Mars, and will be applied to to all planets including the earth.
An article written by Joe Rao, who writes about astronomy for New York Times.
He mentioned in his article "All the planets exhibit retrograde motion at one time or another. Ancient astronomers were unable to come up with a satisfactory explanation for it. The motion is tricky."
Read more about the Article

2 comments:

  1. An interesting article... Though well misunderstood... From a religious point of view I do believe that this will happen to our planet one day.
    But that article is not the correct scientific explanation of it.

    "It's the same effect obtained when one car passes another on the highway: both cars are going in the same direction, but one is moving more slowly. To an observer with no other reference points, as they pass, the slower car will appear to be moving backward in relation to the faster one. Copernicus simply applied the same effect (though he probably wasn't thinking of automobiles) to the planets out in space."

    So eventhough Mars seems to be moving backwards ..... it is actually not....

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  2. sci eye: glad to read a good explanation here for this incidence.
    Nice illustration :)

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