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Portrait of book Sidereus Nuncius

Drawings of the surface of the moon by Galileo

Portrait of Sidereus Nuncius, (1610). Image is in the public domain.

A ‘collage’ of 5 images Galileo drew of his observations of the moon’s surface, which he noted was mountainous – an observation that wouldn’t have been possible with the naked eye. Image is in the public domain.

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Object of the Month: November 2009

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