Galileo Galilei Comic Strip by Riddhika Parmar

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  • Galileo Galilei was born on February 16, 1564, in Pisa, Italy. He was the first of six children.
  • I am so glad we were home here in Pisa.
  • He is so cute! Let's name him Galileo Galilei.
  • Galileo attended Pisa University in 1581 at age 17, and though his father made him study medicine, he was attracted to math. His family was poor though, and he could not finish a degree. 
  • I am learning medicine, but I am really good at math.
  • Galileo got the position of lecturer at the University of Pisa by publishing his theory of the center of gravity of solids in 1589. 
  • I am the lecturer here at the university of Pisa. 
  • Galileo  published his theory of uniform acceleration in 1604. he proved Aristotle wrong, and demonstrated that regardless of their weight, all bodies fall at an equal rate without friction. He also said any ball thrown into the air follows a parabolic path.
  • Uniform Acceleration
  • That Aristotle was totally wrong!
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  • Whoa! I never knew Jupiter had its own satellites! The telescope I invented is much better than the one I heard about.
  • In 1609, Galileo learned about the telescope, and he invented his own. He used this telescope to observe the sky, and discovered what he is most famous for: that Jupiter has its own satellites. 
  • Galileo died on Jan. 8, 1642, from a long illness after eight years of house arrest. He had published a book that enraged the pope, who charged him of heresy, putting him on house arrest.
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