Galileo-galilei meaning

gălə-lāō gălə-lā
Italian mathematician and astronomer. Galileo constructed a telescope (1609) with which he discovered the moons of Jupiter and made other astronomical observations. He strongly advocated Copernicus's theory that the earth moves around the sun, which led to his interrogation by the Inquisition (1633) and a life sentence of house arrest.
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Italian astronomer, mathematician, and physicist. He was the first to use a telescope to study the stars and planets, and he discovered various astronomical phenomena and physical principles.
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