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Galileo: Sunspots

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Galileo used his telescope to gather data about the heavens, and his observations and theories sparked much controversy. Contrary to the popular belief of ...

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NOVA: "Galileo's Battle for the Heavens"

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Adapted from NOVA: "Galileo's Battle for the Heavens." A NOVA Production by Green Umbrella, LTD for WGBH/Boston in association with Channel 4. Still images courtesy of SOHO/MDI, and History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. Stock footage courtesy of NASA/GFSC.

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