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What years did Galileo invented the telescope?

What years did Galileo invented the telescope?


StarChild Question of the Month for September 2001 Answer: No. The earliest record of an existing telescope is from a patent application in Holland on 2 October 1608. The application was made by Dutch spectacle maker Hans Lippershay (sometimes found as Lipperhey). Lippershay applied to be granted exclusive…

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Aristarchus model of the Universe

Aristarchus model of the Universe


It’s funny, but not all of the scientists we talk about on this website are actually famous. Some of them, like Aristarchus, deserve to be… but they’re not. If you’re looking for an unsung hero of science, you could do worse than Aristarchus of Samos, or Aristarchus the Mathematician as some people called…
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Space Discovery

Space Discovery


Jupiter’s ice-covered moon, Europa. Photograph: HO/AP For a decade now, the Nasa mantra for looking for life in outer space is to “follow the water”. In the beginning, this was a valid way to identify the places where we should then start searching. Each new discovery of “water” is automatically paired with a statement that this increases the chance of finding alien life. But…


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Who discovered Saturn the planet?

Who discovered Saturn the planet?


Saturn is the second biggest planet, but it’s also the lightest planet. If there was a bathtub big enough to hold Saturn, it would float in the water! Saturn Fast Facts Distance from Sun Approximately 856 million miles Number of Moons More than 30 (we re discovering more all the time - 18 have been named Titan is the largest moon of Saturn and the second largest moon in the…


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Galileo writings

Galileo writings


Drawings of the moon as seen with Galileo s telescope. By his own account, Galileo first observed the Moon on November 30, 1609. Comparing patterns of light and shadow in the vicinity of the terminator (dividing line between light and shadow) at first and third quarter, Galileo could argue convincingly that there exists mountains and valleys on the lunar surface. Aristotelian…


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Current research in Astronomy

Current research in Astronomy


Nova Search Discover flaring novae in nearby galaxies! There is currently a debate about the rate of novae (white dwarf stars in binary systems that undergo violent periodic surface outbursts) in different types of stellar populations — principally older stars in elliptical galaxies and the central bulges of spirals compared to younger stars in irregular galaxies and the disks…


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Massive rings

Massive rings


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NASA discoveries 2013

NASA discoveries 2013


Near-Earth Object 2013 US10 Turns Out to Be a Long-Period Comet Don Yeomans and Paul Chodas NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office Updated November 6, 2013 While initial reports from the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge MA categorized object 2013 US10 as a very large near-Earth asteroid, new observations now indicate that it is, in fact, a long period comet, and it is now…


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