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Did You Know....

In 1609, the calculations for working out the orbit of Mars took Johann Kepler four years to complete. In 1964, these same calculations were repeated by a computer in only 8 seconds.


Question 1: How long would these calculations take today on a modern computer in your classroom?

Question 2: How long would these calculations take today on a hand-held calculator?