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Paper: Galileo: A Reverie
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 435
Authors: Impey, C.
Abstract: One day, I'm musing about the vast progress in astronomy in 400 years since Galileo first used the telescope. How would he react to mirrors as large as a small house and telescopes in space and observatories that detect waves billions of times larger and millions of times smaller than the eye can see? In the reverie, Galileo is beside me, in the flesh and in his prime. He looks at me quizzically and asks what we've learned and how our methods have evolved since he published his first telescopic observations.
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