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" I scarcely troubled at all about the distance between them and Jupiter, for, as I have already said, at first I believed them to be fixed stars; but when on January 8th, led by some fatality, I turned again to look at the same part of the heavens, I found... "
The Sidereal messenger of Galileo Galilei, and a part of the preface to ... - Page 46
by Galileo Galilei, Johann Kepler - 1880
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The Stars and Their Stories: A Book for Young People

Constellations - 1913 - 274 pages
...believed them to be fixed stars ; but when, on January 8th, led by some fatality, I turned again to look at the same part of the heavens, I found a very different...were separated from one another by equal intervals. At this point, although I had not turned my thoughts at all upon the approximation of the stars to...
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The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

Biography & Autobiography - 1988 - 338 pages
...single one towards the west. . . . Bui when on January gth, led by some fatality, I turned again to look at the same part of the heavens, I found a very different...Jupiter, and nearer together than on the previous night. Thus Galileo decided that: There are three stars in the heavens moving about Jupiter, as Venus and...
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A History of Classical Physics: From Antiquity to the Quantum

John Desmond Bernal - Physics - 1997 - 317 pages
...first believed them to be fixed stars, but when on January 8th, led by some fatality, I looked again at the same part of the heavens I found a very different state of affairs. For now there were three little stars all to the west of Jupiter and nearer to it than on...
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The Hubble Wars: Astrophysics Meets Astropolitics in the Two-billion-dollar ...

Eric J. Chaisson, Eric Chaisson - Nature - 1998 - 386 pages
...believed them to be fixed stars; but when on January 8th, led by some fatality, I turned again to look at the same part of the heavens, I found a very different...were separated from one another by equal intervals. . . . At this point, although I had not turned my thoughts at all upon the approximation of the stars...
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Galileo's Commandment: 2,500 Years of Great Science Writing

Edmund Blair Bolles - Science - 1999 - 512 pages
Bolles has scoured the literature of science to build a treasury that is accessible and riveting, and therefore appealing to readers unfamiliar with science, yet erudite enough ...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - History - 2001 - 608 pages
...helieved them to he fixed stars; hut when on January 8th. led hy some fatality, I mrned again to look at the same part of the heavens, I found a very different state of things, for there were three litrle stars all west of Jupiter, and nearer together than on the previous night, and they were separated...
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Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of ...

William Cecil Dampier Dampier, Margaret Dampier - Science - 2003 - 275 pages
...believed them to be fixed stars; but when on January 8th, led by some fatality, I turned again to look at the same part of the heavens, I found a very different...one another by equal intervals, as the accompanying figure shows. Ori. O * * * Occ. Fig. 2. At this point, although I had not turned my thoughts at all...
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The Neurological Basis of Learning, Development and Discovery: Implications ...

Anton E. Lawson - Education - 2003 - 283 pages
...January 8th The next night Galileo made a second observation. Again in his words: ...when on January 8th, I found a very different state of things, for there...one another by equal intervals, as the accompanying figure shows. (east) o * * * (west) (pp. 59-60) The new observation puzzled Galileo and raised another...
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The Nature of Reasoning

Robert J. Sternberg, Jacqueline P. Leighton - Psychology - 2004 - 470 pages
...(east) * * O * (west) January 8th. The next night Galileo made a second observation: On January 8th ... I found a very different state of things, for there...one another by equal intervals, as the accompanying figure shows. (east) O * * * (west) At this point, although I had not turned my thoughts at all upon...
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Solar Systems

Discovery - 2004
...first I believed them to be fixed stars. But on January 8th, I found a very different state of things. There were three little stars, all west of Jupiter, and nearer together than on the previous night. I became afraid lest the planet might have moved differently from the calculation of astronomers. But...
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