Galileo's new universe : the revolution in our understanding of the cosmos
Stephen P. Maran and Laurence A. Marschall.
"About 400 years ago, Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicillum, or spyglass, and changed how we see the universe around us forever. The seemingly flat moon was suddenly full of craters, the creamy Milky Way was dotted with stars and the large black sky held more than just the Earth and its moon. Fast forward to the 21st century, when humans have walked on the moon half a dozen times and perspicillums, or telescopes, are several hundred times larger and gather images of phenomena Galileo couldn't fathom. Galileo's New Universe doesn't just document astronomical advances, it compares and contrasts Galileo's world with today's. Learn the consequences Galileo faced when he supported the Copernican Theory of the sun as the center of the universe to current scientific debates such as how the universe works. Find out what's changed in astronomy and why and what hasn't evolved since the 17th century." -- Publisher description.View details »Place a hold »