publication date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: This physicist set astronomy in motion when he dared suggest the Earth revolves around the Sun.
explanation: In history, Galileo is credited with the first claim that the Earth revolves around the Sun, which defied the Bible and made him an enemy of the Catholic Church. He is often called the father of modern astronomy. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Joy Dunn, Aaron Weiss, and Mike Melville
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