Life on the Moon

George Basalla

in Civilized Life in the Universe

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195171815
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199786862 | DOI:
 Life on the Moon

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Life on the Moon — an old notion — was revived by the astronomical work of Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and the invention of the optical telescope in the early 17th century. Galileo Galilei reluctantly, and Johannes Kepler enthusiastically and in great detail, described lunar life and society using data collected by telescopic observation. Renewed interest in the Moon led to the making of the first detailed lunar maps.

Keywords: Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; lunar life; lunar maps; Moon; telescope

Chapter.  4796 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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