Galileo's Map of the Moon

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Welcome Images
published on 17 August 2023
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A map of the Moon's surface by Galileo (1564-1642), drawn using a telescope the astronomer had built himself. The uneven line of shadow aided Galileo in identifying the nature of the Moon's surface and the approximate size of its mountains. First published in Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius (The Starry Messenger) in 1610.

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