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Foucault Pendulum, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, USA

Foucault Pendulum, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, USA


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Foucault Pendulum, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, USA

Foucault Pendulum, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California, USA, designed by Jean Foucault in 1851 to demonstrate the earths rotation. Date: 20th century

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Angeles Ball California Circular Demonstrate Desk Earth Floor Foucault Griffith Information Observatory Pendulum Physicist Physics Planet Rotation Scientist Tiled Tiling


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This print captures the iconic Foucault Pendulum at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, USA. Designed by the brilliant French scientist Jean Foucault in 1851, this remarkable pendulum was created to visually demonstrate the rotation of our planet Earth. The image showcases a round, circular ball suspended from the ceiling, elegantly swinging back and forth as it gracefully marks the passage of time. The tiled floor beneath it adds a touch of sophistication to this scientific marvel. Visitors can be seen gathered around, their eyes fixed on this mesmerizing spectacle. They are immersed in an exhibition that not only educates but also sparks wonder about our place in the universe. Griffith Observatory itself stands as a testament to human curiosity and exploration. Located in sunny California, USA, it has become an American landmark where history meets science. This photograph is more than just a snapshot; it encapsulates centuries of scientific progress and human ingenuity. It serves as a reminder that even amidst technological advancements, we still find awe-inspiring beauty in nature's simple yet profound phenomena. With its rich historical significance and timeless appeal, this print is perfect for anyone with an appreciation for physics or those who seek inspiration from humanity's quest for knowledge about our world and beyond.

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