Before Galileo, retrograde motion was explained by epicycles. Copernicus was the first to suggest that the earth revolved around the sun, but Galileo provided hard evidence of a heliocentric model with retrograde motion. We know now that the closer a planet is to the sun, the faster it moved around it. Before our time though, this wasn’t known, and astronomers had to use minimal equipment, basic knowledge, and lots of logic to research to stars. At least in Galileo’s time they knew that when objects were closer, they appeared larger, and when an object is farther away, it appears smaller. He also realized that if there is less of something, that could mean that something else is cover it up. When Galileo looked at the sky and saw that each night, Venus was getting larger,and smaller, and looking like there was less or more, he came to the conclusion that the earth was part of a heliocentric solar system. He did this because he knew that Venus’ actions could be explained by the knowledge the people of the time possesed. He knew that Venus could be getting closer and further away from the earth if it was rotating around the sun. He also knew that this would work best if Venus moved around the sun faster than the Earth. He also realized that when it looked like there was less of Venus, this could be Venus was positioned where the sun didn’t shine on all of it from Earth’s point of view. The explanations that Galileo put to his observations strongly supported a…
Galileo Galilei, born on February 15, 1554, in Pisa, Italy, and son of Vincenzo Galilei, was the first born of six children. In the early 1570’s, when Galileo was still a small boy, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy.
For a brief time, Galileo studied priesthood, but soon abandoned his study in search of another at the University of Pisa in 1581.
During his time spent at the university, he began his study of the pendulum. In result of this, in 1602, Galileo made…
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In the year 1633, after many years of observing celestial objects including the sun and moon, Galileo is accused of heresy against the Roman Catholic Church, and against the heavenly father himself. Galileo is brought to trial and accused of having created, held, believed and preached the doctrine that the earth was not the center of the universe. The church maintained that the center of the universe…
Galileo conducted an experiment to see whether an objects rate of decent was really proportional to the mass of that same object (Aristotle’s theory). Galileo proved the theory false by conducting an experiment that involved an inclined plane and a number of balls that were made of bronze. Galileo used an inclined plane in order to slow down the acceleration of the ball enough so that the elapsed time of the ball could be measured by the use of a water clock. Galileo made a very straight…
Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. The planet probably received its name because it is the brightest of the planets known to the ancients. It is the brightest object in the sky except for the Sun and the Moon, and has been known since prehistoric times. Like Mercury, it was often thought to consist of two separate bodies: Eosphorus as the morning star and Hesperus as the evening star, but the Greek astronomers knew better than this.
The core accretion model
Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. His father was a musician. He played the lute and was a music theorist. His mother had no occupation. Galileo was the first of six children. He was born into a family of nobility. His family was not rich though.
When Galileo turned 17 he enrolled as a medical student in the University of Pisa. His father persuaded him to become a doctor but he changed his father’s mind and turned to math. Galileo was tutored…
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Did Galileo invent the telescope…
Galileo Galilei was one of the greatest Italian scientists; considered the father of modern science. He was a major figure in Astronomy, Mathematics, and Physics, where he made many great contributions. Among these many groundbreaking discoveries, he was a pioneer in “experimental scientific method.” Galileo had five major observations in Astronomy which supported Copernicus’ theory of the heliocentric Solar System (2009, p. 609).
These discovers where made through his own astronomical telescope…
Selex Galileo: A Leader in Defense Systems
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A look inside an Italian-based, leading global defense company reveals roots dating back to discoveries made by the famous, Galileo Galilei in the 1500s. The introduction of the telescope along with the realization of Jupiter’s satellites, and speed of falling objects have been the backbone of Selex Galileo. The company exhibits a strong willingness…
a) Venus is a terrestrial planet because it is rock and one of the four inner planets.
b) Venus has a thick carbon dioxide atmosphere along with thick toxic atmosphere which traps the heat making it the hottest planet in the solar system.
c) Venus has no moons because it is so close to the sun that it’s almost impossible for it to have moons many theories state that it might have had moons before but suns gravitational force pulled it away.
d) The diameter of Venus is 12…