Solar eclipses: A pump of curiosity for early humans?

Graham Jones
The University of Shiga Prefecture, Japan

This paper has been published in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union at The Accepted Manuscript is available below under the Journal’s Green Open Access policy.
© 2021. This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

The dramatic nature and irregular frequency of solar eclipses may have helped trigger the development of human curiosity. If the kind of solar eclipses we experience on Earth are rare within the Universe, human-like curiosity may also be rare.

eclipses, astrobiology, extraterrestrial intelligence, Earth, Moon

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