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galileo
'galileo' - used as a noun
1. Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
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If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
When the Galileo Probe entered Jupiter's atmosphere, it was traveling at a speed of 106,000 miles per hour. This is the fastest impact speed ever achieved by a man-made object.