What is the Antikythera Mechanism?
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analog computer specially designed to predict and calculate the positions and movements of stars and planets.
It is one of the oldest forms of the computer and was founded in 86 BC. Designed by Greeks. It was lost a few years after its development, but was found again in early 1900.
The Antikythera Mechanism is a clock-like device that consisted of 30 gears. It is mainly designed to calculate the positions of the sun, moon, planets and lunar / solar eclipses.
The Antikythera Mechanism provided astronomical positions by entering past or present dates. It worked by moving the main crank attached to both small and large gears. Again, this is the year in which each turn of the crank corresponds to 78 days. Although the exact function of the Antikythera Mechanism is still to be understood, the crank motion also moved the internal gears that helped calculate the position of the moon, sun, calendar dates, cycles, and other astronomical objects.