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Unformatted text preview: Galileo used telescope to prove that universe was heliocentric o Knew that venus was in between Sun and the Earth because it would pass between the two o Used phases of Venus to prove heliocentricity Also disproves Ptolemaic model o Found that moons orbit Jupiter Were not the only thing bodies orbit around o Sunspots Cast doubt on the godlike nature of the Sun o Craters on the moon rough surface like the Earth, not perfect and godlike Tycho brahe Committed his life to observing the planets and made very precise calculations Kepler interpreted Brahes data and came up with 3 conclusions o Planets orbit the sun in ellipses...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ASTRO C 10 taught by Professor Filippenko during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Fall '08