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Why Did Galileo Get Such a Puny Crater?


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Why Did Galileo Get Such a Puny Crater?

Galileo was one of the first people to study the Moon through a telescope. You’d think he’d get more than 10-mile-wide crater for his efforts. But of course, there’s more to the story.

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Cast a glance at the full Moon and you'll see the names of Kepler, Copernicus, and Tycho splashed across the landscape like billboards on a freeway. But where in the heck is Galileo? While not the first person to observe the Moon in a telescope — that honor goes to England's Thomas Harriot — Galileo was the first to record and report lunar craters, spot Jupiter's four larger moons, see the phases of Venus, and discern the starry nature of the Milky Way. Surely he deserves a memento on par with the other greats.

Read More: ➡️ Sky & Telescope

 

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He couldn’t afford a larger one … because he’s just a poor boy from a poor family….

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2 hours ago, Sir Wearer of Hats said:

He couldn’t afford a larger one … because he’s just a poor boy from a poor family….

Spare him his life from this monstrosity…..

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