Discovering Jupiter's Moons

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On January 6, 1610, Galileo discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter. This site from PBS’s NOVA offers background information about Galileo’s discovery, some discussion questions, and a short video which describes Galileo’s telescope and some of his first discoveries using it. You can also find links to additional information about Galileo and his advancements.

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