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Homework 2 - Kunal Sharma 19423678 Homework 2 1. a) There...

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Kunal Sharma 19423678 Homework 2 1. a) There is a definite difference between a solar eclipse and a transit. The solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. When this occurs earth’s view of the sun is partially or fully obstructed. It can only occur when there is a “new moon,” when the sun and the moon are in juxtaposition to one another. A transit occurs when the planets Venus or Mercury come between the sun and the earth. This “transit” is observable from Earth which creates a black dot moving across the observable face of the sun. b) Transits are only observable for Venus and Mercury because those are the only two planets with a closer and shorter rotation around the sun. Since they are closer to the sun and are the only observable planets in front of Earth, they are the only two planets capable of creating the effect of a transit from Earth. http://www.eaas.co.uk/news/solar_system.html 2. To decide what character type of lawyer I would be, I would have to decide whether or not I thought Galileo was guilty or not. If I was living around that time and was familiar with Galileo I would perceive him to be not guilty which would result in my character as being the one looking for a promotion because I am going against the accepted way of thinking of that time. First off, I would state was Galileo is attempting to claim. I would logically and interpretively explain the Copernican proposition that the Sun was at the center of the universe. I would try to exploit the fact that his proposition
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