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Unformatted text preview: for discovering new worlds throughout the heavens. Galileo feels that cosom might lose confidence with him and keeps trying to make discoveries. 1609-1613 are the most important of galileo's discoveries. He did find that there were appendages near saturn but didn't really identify it as rings. Galileo definitely identifies that there is something weird about saturn. He found also that if you look at the sun, then he could see there were spots on the sun. Him and his protege developed a method where they projected the image of the sun onto paper. they found the spots on the sun and they move. Galileo isn't the first to see sunspots but he got caught up with another astronomer who said he discovered them first. SOme said that the sun was spinning on axis, other said it was moons, because no one wanted to admit that their may be imperfections on the sun....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course HISTORY 322D taught by Professor Hunt during the Fall '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.
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