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  • Impact Of Galileo's Contribution To The Scientific Revolution

    Galileo’s Contributions Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer, played a major role in the scientific revolution. He laid the foundation of modern physics and astronomy. Initially, he studied medicine at the University of Pisa, but lost interest. Soon after that, Galileo developed an interest in mathematics and physics and began observing our solar system. While observing the solar system, he developed his own scientific method.. He later helped develop the modern scientific method, which…

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  • Messier 81 Research Paper

    spiral structure. The galaxy is similar to our Milky Way, but our favorable view provides a better picture of the typical architecture of spiral galaxies. Though the galaxy is 11.6 million light-years away, the vision of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is so sharp that it can resolve individual stars, along with open star clusters, globular star clusters, and even glowing regions of fluorescent gas. The spiral arms, which wind all the way down into the nucleus, are made up of young, bluish,…

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  • Refraction In Physics

    When light from an object enters the objective lens the lens will gather the light and refract it near the back of the telescope where the light rays will converge to a point (The focal point) the point of using a convex lens instead of a concave lens is due to convex lenses being able to converge light this diminishes the size of the image so that the light can fit into…

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  • Nicolaus Copernicus's Heliocentric Model

    Long ago, people believed that the Earth was the center of the universe, and that all the stars, planets, and other celestial bodies orbited around it. However, as pivotal discoveries were made and new theories emerged, society gained a much more insightful understanding of the cosmos above. In the second century, an astronomer by the name of Claudius Ptolemy proposed his geocentric model of the solar system, which depicted Earth in the center of the universe and the planets and the Sun…

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  • Delphinus Research Paper

    band lies the constellation Delphinus the Dolphin. This tiny grouping of stars lies in the transition zone from that of the summer star filled skies to that of the sparse autumn skies. Once you have located Delphinus in the night sky, turn your telescope towards Gamma (y) Delphinus' snout. His snout is one of the most amazing double stars in the night sky. The two stars that make up Gamma have magnitudes of 4.5 and 5.5 component stars that are separated by 10 arcseconds. There are two…

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  • The Future Of Space Exploration

    In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an act that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in response to the Soviet Unions launch of it’s first satellite, Sputnik I. From that day year forward, NASA began working on missions and took man where they have never been before. In the recent years, they have also began missions that will be able to get humans to other planets. They will continue to work on these missions and get man to where they have never been…

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  • Edwin Hubble: A Brief Biography

    My definition of honor is, the ability to stand up for what's right when no one else will. Many other people like to use the dictionaries term which is high respect or regard for someone or something. Edwin Hubble isn't what I would call honorable, but he was one of the best astronomists mankind has ever had. Edwin Edwin was born in Missouri in 1889, the son of an insurance agent, and moved to Chicago almost nine years later. He was a very popular student in his school, he was ever smart student…

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  • How Did Galileo's Influence His Work?

    Galileo Galilei, known by his first name Galileo, was a mathematician and astronomer, born in Pisa, Italy, in 1564. He credited with the development of the nautical spyglass into the telescope which enabled him to observe the universe as no one had before. This advancement allowed him gather evidence for, arguably, the most controversial idea of his time, heliocentrism, or the astronomical model in which the sun is the center of our solar system. Consequently, He was accused of heresy by the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Interest In Space

    At seven years old, I was awestruck by the universe on the big movie screen. Star Wars had me hooked; I NEEDED a telescope so I could learn about what lies beyond the sky I see at night. My parents bought the telescope I yearned for and helped me look at the moon on clear nights. Together we watched shuttle launches on television and read about expeditions online. A few years later, they took me to see a shuttle launch at Cape Canaveral. We arrived just before launch because the visitor’s center…

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  • Contributions Of Galileo Galilei

    His improvements of the spyglass lead him to build the telescope, which let him observe “the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus, sunspots and lunar surface” ( Staff). His discovery of the phases of Venus supported that planets orbit around the sun and his observation of the moons…

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