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Astro Quiz 15: Famous Astronomers Birthday?

Question #15 – Two famous astronomers were born in February. Each, in their own way, changed the way humans view their place in the universe. Who are these revolutionary scientists?

Answer:

Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473), and Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564).

More details can be found on the Wikipedia pages for Copernicus and Galileo.


Portraits of Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei

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