WHAT GALILEO ALMOST SAW


August 10, 2017
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It’s Throwback Thursday and today we are going all the way back to 2009 to discuss a scientific fail.

Galileo Galilei is famous for his astronomical observations and discoveries, but he could have been famous for one more thing! He was technically the first astronomer to observe Neptune while studying Jupiter’s moons in 1612 and 1613. 

Why wasn’t he credited with the planet’s discovery?

And how long would it be until word got out about this whole new world up there in the sky?

Read THIS BLOG by our resident astronomer, James Wooten, to find out!

http://blog.hmns.org/2009/12/what-galileo-almost-saw/

Chris
Authored By Chris Wells

Adventure is my middle name. Well… actually it’s French. Literally, it’s Christopher French Wells. But the spirit of adventure lives in me, and has always inspired me to go out and seek new experiences. I’ve traveled to Europe, Mexico and South America, as well as few places in the U.S. I’ve seen different places with different cultures, learned some things about humanity and about myself in particular. My goal is to lend my unique perspective, carved out of my own triumphs and tragedies, fears and fancies encountered during my years of college and international travel, to the other great voices of this blog. Hopefully to the enjoyment of our readers…

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