Famous Scientists

Galileo Galilei. By: Bella Ashford

Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 and died in 1642. Galileo was enrolled at the University of Pisa. In 1610, he saw four objects around Jupiter. They turned out to be Jupiter's four largest moons: Lo, Callisto, Europa, and Ganymede. Later, they were renamed the Galilean satellites in honor of Galileo. He believed that the tides were caused by the nature of the Earth's rotation.

He was an astronomer, physicist, mathematician, philosopher, and inventor. He spent the final years of his life under house arrest. He invented telescopes, a compass, and a thermometer. He built on the work of others.

Let's give a round of applause for Galileo Galilei!

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