While watching the four Galilean moons of Jupiter buzzing around the planet recently, I was reminded of the historical role they have played in the advancement of science over the last 400 years. Starting with their discovery by Galileo in 1610, their existence helped prove that the sun was the center of the solar system not the earth.
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