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How The World's First Telescope Appeared

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How The World's First Telescope Appeared

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How The World's First Telescope Appeared

How The World's First Telescope Appeared

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Without the telescope, astronomers would be blind to many marvels of the universe. But how did the device come to be? Science historian Albert van Helden explains how a Dutch spectacle-maker's invention made its way to Galileo, enabling him to spot Jupiter's moons.

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