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Hipparchus of Nicaea was a Greek astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. He is considered the founder of trigonometry[1] but is most famous for his incidental discovery of precession of the equinoxes.[2]

Hipparchus was born in Nicaea, Bithynia (now Iznik, Turkey), and probably died on the island of Rhodes. He is known to have been a working astronomer at least from 162 to 127 bc.[3] Hipparchus is considered the greatest ancient astronomical observer and, by some, the greatest overall astronomer of antiquity. He was the first whose quantitative and accurate models for the motion of the Sun and Moon survive. For this he certainly made use of the observations and perhaps the mathematical techniques accumulated over centuries by the Babylonians and other people from Mesopotamia. He developed trigonometry and constructed trigonometric tables, and he solved several problems of spherical trigonometry. With his solar and lunar theories and his trigonometry, he may have been the first to develop a reliable method to predict solar eclipses. His other reputed achievements include the discovery and measurement of Earth's precession, the compilation of the first comprehensive star catalog of the western world, and possibly the invention of the astrolabe, also of the armillary sphere, which he used during the creation of much of the star catalogue.

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About Cosmiathan Eggs

Cosmiathan eggs exist in a very hot, densely-packed state that expand outwards into a radiant display upon hatching. Although mainly observed in a deep space setting, they will occasionally impact planets and other celestial bodies.

About the Cosmiathan Creature

Capable of creating connected passageways in the space-time continuum, a process which researchers refer to tongue-in-cheek as a "wyrmhole", Cosmiathans can quickly travel throughout the vast expanse of the universe. The Science and Research Center is currently investigating this mechanism so that it may be reverse-engineered for the advancement of space travel technology.

The Cosmiathan is an integral figure in Storticai culture, having been represented in various mythologies as a god-like entity that oversees the natural order of the universe.