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New historical evidence suggests the telescope may have been invented in Spain, not the Netherlands or Italy as scientists once thought. The findings suggest the telescope's creator could have been a spectacle-maker based in Gerona, Spain. The first refracting telescopes were thought to have appeared in the Netherlands in 1608 and may actually have been made for Spanish merchants. According to historian Nick Pelling, the inventor could have been a man called Juan Roget, who died between 1617...
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