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Encyclopedia > Niccolo Zucchi

Niccolo Zucchi (December 6, 1586 - May 21, 1670) was an Italian astronomer and physicist. December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events November 19 - Henry Barrow, English Puritan and Separatist is imprisoned. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ... In ancient Greece and other early civilizations, astronomy consisted largely of astrometry, measuring positions of stars and planets in the sky. ... The willingness to question previously held truths and search for new answers resulted in a period of major scientific advancements, now known as the Scientific Revolution. ...

He invented the concave reflecting telescope, and on May 17, 1630 was the first person to discover two belts on the surface of Jupiter. Zucchius crater on the moon is named in his honor. In geometry, concavity is a property of certain geometric figures, and in calculus, a property of certain graphs of functions. ... 50 cm refracting telescope at Nice Observatory. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... Zucchius is a prominent lunar impact crater located near the southwest limb. ... Crust composition Oxygen 43% Silicon 21% Aluminium 10% Calcium 9% Iron 9% Magnesium 5% Titanium 2% Nickel 0. ...

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