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The discovery of the Saturn ring system

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Abstract

The invention of the telescope ended the age of naked-eye astronomy. Astronomers no longer needed to scan the heavens with their eyes alone. The “looking glass” opened the solar system and indeed the universe to the scrutiny of humanity. The first recorded use of the telescope for astronomical study was performed in 1610 by Galileo Galilei. Using just a 20-powered spyglass, Galileo discovered spots on the Sun, four satellites about Jupiter, and surface features on the Moon (see Figure 2.1).

Keywords

Small Satellite Ring Model Historical Survey Asteroid Belt Ring Particle 
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