Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Space Weather! Galileo's birthday today

Finally got an email from Spaceweather, so looks like that subscription went through.

Only two pieces of news today, only one of which I'll share:

Today is the 442nd birthday of Galileo Galilei, a figure of importance in the history of space weather. Contrary to popular belief, Galileo didn't discover sunspots, but he was one of the first to observe them using a telescope and he discovered many of their basic properties. Visit to learn more about Galileo's pioneering work and to see actual drawings of sunspots he made more than four centuries ago.


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