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The Draconic gearing of the Antikythera Mechanism: Assembling the Fragment D, its role and operation

@inproceedings{Voulgaris2021TheDG,
  title={The Draconic gearing of the Antikythera Mechanism: Assembling the Fragment D, its role and operation},
  author={Aristeidis Voulgaris and Christophoros Mouratidis and Andreas Vossinakis and G. Bokovos},
  year={2021}
}
The unplaced Fragment D of the Antikythera Mechanism with an unknown operation was a mystery since the beginning of its discovery. The gear-r1, which was detected on the Fragment radiographies by C. Karakalos, is preserved in excellent condition, but this was not enough to correlate it to the existing gear trainings of the Mechanism. The suggestion that this gear could be a part of the hypothetical planet indication gearing is still a hypothesis since no mechanical evidence has been preserved… 

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