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2009-11-11 06:10:00

The Catholic Church has come a long way since locking up Galileo for questioning whether the universe revolves around the Earth.

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2009-10-22 12:25:00

Amateur astronomers, enthusiasts and the general public will be taking part in a three-day sky watching party this week in order to celebrate the achievements of Galileo.

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2009-08-25 16:00:00

Four hundred years ago on this day, Italian astronomer and philosopher Galilei Galileo unveiled a device that would become a timeless symbol of scientific discovery – the telescope.

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2009-07-14 09:37:05

400 years ago English polymath Thomas Harriot became the first person to look at a celestial object through a telescope.

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2009-07-09 08:10:00

Galileo knew he had discovered a new planet in 1613, 234 years before its official discovery date, according to a new theory by a University of Melbourne physicist.

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2009-06-10 11:40:00

The Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) is a Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009).

2009-03-09 06:00:00

Client access to rich, real-time information to make fact-based business decisions and drive marketing campaigns SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Galileo Processing, Inc., the leading provider of next generation financial payment processing solutions, today announced the launch of Galileo Analytics.

2009-02-25 17:49:30

An Italian team of astronomers, scientists and historians says it has built a telescope using 17th-century astronomer Galileo Galilei's original design. The team spent two years getting the telescope ready for the International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's discoveries, including the then-heretical conclusion that the Earth revolved around the sun, not vice versa. The team from Florence's Museum of the History of Science and the national institutes of...

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2009-02-19 08:20:00

What convinced Galileo 400 years ago that the Earth orbits the Sun and not vice-versa? How did one man make such a startling discovery, armed with just a 2 inch lens telescope?


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Sunspot -- A sunspot is a region on the Sun's surface (photosphere) that is marked by a lower temperature than its surroundings, and intense magnetic activity. Although they are blindingly bright, at temperatures of roughly 5000 Kelvin, the contrast with the surrounding material at some 6000 Kelvin leaves them clearly visible as dark spots. Interestingly, if they were isolated from the surrounding photosphere they would be brighter than an electric arc. History Apparent references...

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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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