does anyone know any ways galileo galilei contributed to the scientific revolution?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First off, Galileo came after Copernicus. Many of his ideas were merely subsets of those Copernicus had previously suggested, and Galileo was one of the many scientists who proved Copernicus' theories.
Galileo is most well-known for proving the heliocentric theory of the universe, the one that states that Earth is not the center of the universe, but rather that the sun is the center of our solar system. As was already mentioned, he did invent the first decent telescope, among other things.
His fights against the Catholic Church also contributed to the revolution -- though he may have lost the battle, he won the war. The Church condemned him to house-arrest until his death, but his theories never died and his courage was empowering.
- 1 decade ago
Are you kidding?
Telescope, thermometer, planetary motion, star charts, etc.
The other thing is that he was tortured and forced to recant on many of these issues, but his ideas helped lay the groundwork for others, such as Copernicus, so when the cultural mood was more open, he was able to exapnd and develop from Galileo's precepts.
- arbiter007Lv 61 decade ago
experimental verification of gravitational invariance w.r.t weight
measurement of speed of light
phases of Venus
moons of Jupiter
identification of lunar mountains
frequency of sound
invariance of pendulum period w.r.t to amplitude
- 1 decade ago
when he discovered the gravity while he watched the apple falling down then he figured out about gravity
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
He founded mondern science.