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Galileo Galilei's Contributions to the Scientific Revolution
Transcript of Galileo Galilei's Contributions to the Scientific Revolution
Galileo's most important scientific contributions were in the field of physics.
Astronomy: A New Model of the Universe
In 1609, Galileo Galilei invented the telescope.
Galileo proposed the theory of inertia, according to which an object moves or rests until something outside of it changes its motion.
Using the telescope, Galileo discovered the mountains on the moon, the spots on the sun, and four moons of Jupiter. His discoveries provided the evidence to support the theory that the earth and other planets revolved around the sun.
Galileo was eventually tried by the Church court, the Inquisition, for challenging the Bible and was forced to abandon the Copernican model of the universe.
Physics: The Laws of Motion and Gravitation