Galileo is thwarted in his pursuit to uncover the universe's mysteries by a lack of money, a lazy brother and a jealous rival. Luckily, he finds support from his student, Prince Cosimo, son of the Medici family.
The account of the great Galileo is presented in fictionalized fashion, and focuses on the relationship between Galileo and his apprentice, Cosimo de Medici II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Many of Galileo's discoveries are illustrated, such as his revolutionary gravitational idea that all objects, regardless of their weight, fall at the same rate of speed. Written by
As seen through a telescope from Earth, Jupiter does not appear as a crescent. Also, seen at the same magnification as the full moon was shown a second earlier, it would appear much smaller. No stars would be seen right next to the full moon, due to the huge difference in luminosity. See more »