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January 8, 2009 3:26 PM

Astronomers honor Galileo with a telescopic jackpot

Four hundred years after Galileo spied craters on the moon with the world's first telescope, astronomers this year will get a windfall of new and improved telescopes of unprecedented power with which to explore the universe. To honor Galielo, astronomers have declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy to honor Galileo.

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