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Fact of the Day (Galileo)

January 06, 2021

On June 22, 1633, astronomer Galileo Galilei was forced by the Pope to recant his view that the earth orbited the sun and that the sun was the center of the solar system rather than the other way around. He was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment and was kept under house arrest until his death in 1642. In 1992 that the Roman Catholic Church admitted it had been wrong.-Smithsonian Magazine, June 22, 2020