Foucault Pendulum

Foucault Pendulum

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: In 1851, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault suspended a pendulum, (later named the Foucault pendulum), from the dome of the Pantheon in Paris.The length of the arm was 67m. It was the first demonstration of the Earth's rotation with a purely indoors experiment.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, church, earth'ss rotation, earths rotation, foucault, foucault pendulum, france, french, historic, historical, history, pantheon, paris, pendulum, rotation, science, scientific

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