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365 Things I Believe: Discovery

Italian physicist, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher Galileo Galilei was born on this day in 1564 (died January 8, 1642). He has been called the “father of modern observational astronomy” and made significant improvements to the telescope. Galileo’s view of heliocentrism, the belief that the Earth and planets revolve around the sun was controversial in this …

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