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Flashcards - Development of Earth & Space Science

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Space Race
The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States , for supremacy in spaceflight capability
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National Defense Education Act
The National Defense Education Act was signed into law on September 2, 1958, providing funding to United States education institutions at all levels
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Cold War
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc
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skepticism
Skepticism or scepticism is generally any questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more items of putative knowledge or belief
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scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
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Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer
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Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton FRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution
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heliocentric model
Heliocentrism, or heliocentricism, is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the center of the Solar System
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Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century
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Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century
heliocentric model
Heliocentrism, or heliocentricism, is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the center of the Solar System
Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton FRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution
Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer
scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
skepticism
Skepticism or scepticism is generally any questioning attitude or doubt towards one or more items of putative knowledge or belief
Cold War
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc
National Defense Education Act
The National Defense Education Act was signed into law on September 2, 1958, providing funding to United States education institutions at all levels
Space Race
The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States , for supremacy in spaceflight capability
biotic
Biotic components are the living things that shape an ecosystem
ocean
An ocean is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere
nonrenewable resources
A non-renewable resource is a resource that does not renew itself at a sufficient rate for sustainable economic extraction in meaningful human time-frames
biology
Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification and taxonomy
meteorology
Meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere
oceanography
Oceanography , also known as oceanology, is the branch of Geography that studies the ocean
telescope
A telescope is an optical instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation
Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe , born Tyge Ottesen Brahe , was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations
geocentric
In astronomy, the Geocentric model is a superseded description of the universe with the Earth at the center

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