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Which scientist was the first to calculate earth to moon distance?

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Which scientist was the first to calculate earth to moon distance?
posted Mar 4 by Mangal Salgoankar

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It was in the second century BC Hipparchus used lunar parallax to calculate a value for the minimum and maximum distance of the earth and moon. His results are very close to the modern calculation of this distance.

Following link would be helpful to see his complete work...
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00329826

answer Mar 5 by Salil Agrawal
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