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This tutorial talks about how the distance to the stars was determined.  It begins with the first attempt made by Aristarchus and the subsequent wrong answers until final understanding was reached by the scientific community.
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© 1999 Brian Tung
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distance, greek, parallax, size
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B. Tung, Double Vision: How we learned the distance to the stars, (1999), <http://www.astronomycorner.net/games/parallax.html>.
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Tung, B. (1999). Double Vision: How we learned the distance to the stars. Retrieved September 23, 2014, from http://www.astronomycorner.net/games/parallax.html
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Tung, Brian. Double Vision: How we learned the distance to the stars. 1999. http://www.astronomycorner.net/games/parallax.html (accessed 23 September 2014).
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