Galileo was an early scientist who unlocked some of the universe\'s

mysteries. His work covered a broad range, from telescopes to

mathematical formulas. His offerings to science earned him the title,

founder of modern science

His most known invention today is the telescope. It

revolutionized studying the stars and allowed him to make many new

discoveries that proved many classical ideas false. The most famous and

controversial of these was the discovery of Jupiterís four bright

satellites. He proved many classical ideas incorrect and formed his own.

He formed laws of falling bodies and pendulums. Legend tells he dropped

two stones of unequal weight from the tower of Pisa. The two hit at

exactly the same time. He also timed a swinging pendulum by his pulse;

this proved each ark took the same time.

He spent his last years writing his masterpiece, "A Dialougue on

the Two Principal Systems of the World." For this he was tried and found

guilty of supporting the Copernican theory.

Gaileloís inventions were shunned by the people of his time. They thought

his ideas were crazy and corrupting . It took fifty years for people to

realize and honor his contributions.

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