The first steam engine was known as what?
A newcomer dynamo
A mill machine
Uranus was named almost like
Answer: An Aeolipil
Thanks to the increasing use of steam as a steam age, the roots of the steam engine and its influence on transport and trade go back a long way.
The first written mention of a steam engine dates from the first century AD and comes from the Hero of Alexandria. He wrote of a rocket engine that turned water into steam and turned a ball with steam, equipped with two hook necked nozzles. The name "Aeolipile" means "the ball of Aeolus" – Aeolus was a king who was equipped by the gods with the winds (and is known as the keeper of the winds).
There is no indication that the Aeolipile has ever been used any practical use and it is believed that it has served merely as a temple miracle – a device intended to arouse the viewer's awe and curiosity.