Galileo Galilei: Advancements In Astronomy

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Through time in space, today I bring you the Italian physicist and astronomer himself, Galileo Galilei! Galileo was responsible for many advancements in Astronomy. Back in 1608 the spyglass was invented. A year later in 1609 Galileo utilized his knowledge in mathematics to improve the spyglass, later resulting in his invention of the telescope. He was the first person to see the moon through the telescope and discover that rather than being smooth, the moon actually had mountains ranges and craters. He also used his telescope to study and discover the moons circling Jupiter, the phases of Venus, study Saturn, and sunspots on the sun. Galileo lived in a time where everyone believed that Earth was the center of the universe. This theory,

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