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The observations of the Jovian satellites showed that the Earth was not the only centre of rotation in the universe. Marius attacked Galileo in Mundus Jovialis published in by insisting that he had found Jupiter's four moons before Galileo and had been observing them since The title page of Sidereus Nuncius served, to a certain extent, as an advertisement and was directed to Grand Duke Cosimo.

From this he deduced that the darker regions are flat, low-lying areas, and the brighter regions rough and mountainous. Marius, a German astronomer who had studied with Tycho Brahewas the first to publish a book of his observations. Reading example essays works the same way! We'll take a look right away.

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Sidereus nuncius, or the sidereal messenger

Galileo wrote to the Grand Duke Cosimo II de Medici about his astronomical discoveries four years previously Galileo had been mathematics tutor to the young Cosimo and had kept in contact with him. Accordingly, special attention was paid to decoration and tooling of the leather. A common response to the Medicean Stars was simply to say that the telescope had a lens defect and was producing illusory points of light and images; those saying this completely denied the existence of the moons. Telescope[ edit ] The first telescopes appeared in the Netherlands in when Middelburg spectacle-maker Hans Lippershey tried to obtain a patent on one. The Duke was thus not only presented with the discoveries but also with the instrument of discovery. This website is no longer being updated. To protect the anonymity of contributors, we've removed their names and personal information from the essays. Moon[ edit ] In observing the Moon, Galileo saw that the line separating lunar day from night the terminator was smooth where it crossed the darker regions of the Moon but quite irregular where it crossed the brighter areas.
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Starry Messenger: Galileo and Sidereus Nuncius