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 Who inspired Galileo to invent the telescope?

Answer The Italian physicist, mathematician and astronomer Galileo Galilei was inspired to create his first telescope by the work of Hans Lippershey of the Netherlands. Lippershey's spyglass invention was... Read More »
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Where did Galileo invent the telescope?

Galileo Galilei invented the telescope in 1609, when he was living in Padua, Italy. He worked as a professor at the University of Padua until shortly after the discovery, when he moved to Florence,... Read More »
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When did Galileo invent the telescope?

Galileo Galilei did not invent the telescope, but instead, historical data proves Hans Lipperhey did in 1608. Lipperhey was the first person to apply for a patent for a telescope. However, Galileo ... Read More »
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When did Galileo use a telescope to view the moon?

In 1609, Galileo created a telescope that magnified the size of objects by a factor of 20. His invention was an improvement over other European telescopes that could only expand views of objects to... Read More »
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What did Galileo discover by using his telescope?

The most important discovery of Galileo's cosmic observations was that Venus' rotation could only happen if the solar system orbited around the sun, not the earth. In addition, he saw that the moon... Read More »
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