Tuesday, August 31, 2010
A $15.00 Discovery
The article titled Galileo's Little Spyglass Helped Spark a Scientific Revolution, written on March 7 2009 is an interesting article explaining how Venus is at its most interesting perspective in the sky during that time. During that time with only a $15.00 telescope you could see that Venus has turned into a thin crescent moon. Discovers like this one were made by Galileo with the same type of telescope. With that telescope he unlocked 2 millennia of philospohy and helped to spark a scientific revolution. It is amazing to think that with such a cheap telescope and a brilliant mind that Galileo discovered so things with a limited amount of resources. Just think about the advantages that scientists have today. With all of the millions and millions of dollars in funding how could scientists not make amazing discovers? They have the equipment that Galileo only dreamed of. With new discovers being made all the time I wonder what will be discovered next?