Thursday, November 11, 2010
Yea, Galileo took a lot of crap for his actions. However, he turned out to be right, and his protesters were wrong. I feel like that some days. People tend to witch hunt me for my asthma. "Galileo Galilei was the first to observe the rings of this planet, mistaking the rings for two orbiting moons. What planet was he looking at?
Your answer: Saturn"
His initial observation stated: "I have observed the highest planet [Saturn] to be tripled-bodied. This is to say that to my very great amazement Saturn was seen to me to be not a single star, but three together, which almost touch each other".