It was not until 1951 that the scientific community could really begin to understand its complexity. The reason was simple. The time before 1951 did not have the equipment to correctly study the device without harming it. Therefore in 1951 with the advancement of the X Rays, the British scientists started studying the device further.
Physicist Derek J D Solla Price was the person who started using x-rays to understand the mechanism of the device. He used the ancient Metonic cycle for studying the cycles of the sun and moon to understand what this device actually did, or for guessing the exact purpose of it.
Currently, with the development of 3D Modelling and digital aids, the scientists are again studying the device. They think the device would be as old as 140 BC and is technically more complex than any other thing that they have encountered for at least a millennia speaking strictly in terms of archeology. The language which was inscribed on the dials is now found to be Corinthian hence proving that the device is most probably from Greece.
Work is still going on and we should see some more interesting facts coming in to picture soon. Well, that’s all we have on gears for today. Hope we have ignited a new scientific spark for our readers.