Christiaan Huygens

By Emerson Cody

Technologies used of the time

Christiaan Huygens was a leading scientist of his time. He used a telescope for his discoveries. Other times he used his eyes to observe.

Contributions Huygens made to understand the solar system

Huygens also had three theories focused on light but his third theory was the one which proved most important. Huygens proposed that light travelled in waves and from this calculated the laws of reflection and refraction. Huygens discovered the shape of Saturn's rings and drew the first map of Mars. One day Huygens saw a moon orbiting Saturn so he called it Titan. Huygens made it easier for the future scientists because there could be more extra terrestrial

Date of discoveries

Date of discoveries

Huygens detected, in 1655, the first moon of Saturn and in 1656 he patented the first pendulum clock.
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