Saturday, 24 October 2009

International Year of Astronomy 2009

In 1609, Galileo Galilei, an Italian scientist, performed the first observation of the “stars” using a telescope.

The Moon was covered with craters, the Milky Way was made of numerous stars, satellites circulated Jupiter, Venus *waxed and *waned...

Even with a small telescope, only 4cm in diameter, Galileo found the sky filled with surprises that overturned the human understanding of the universe.

wax - crecer
wane - menguar

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