Seven days that changed the heavens

408 years ago today, Galileo's discovery changed our understanding of the solar system forever.  His astronomical observations irrefutably confirmed the hypothesis formulated by Copernicus 100 years earlier that the Earth was not the centre of the solar system. This was an Earth-shattering discovery. Between 7th and 13th January 1610, Galileo discovered and observed the four …

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America’s next total solar eclipse 2024

8-4-24 is the date of America's next total solar eclipse. Yesterday's rare American coast-to-coast total solar eclipse was the first total solar eclipse in history to be experienced by so many human beings. Yet a similar event is only seven years away on 8th April 2024. One of my nephew's emigrated to Toronto, Canada, yesterday, …

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