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Discovering Jupiter & the G. Moons

William Nelsen

November 26, 2013

I was in elementary school when my parents gifted me with an entry level telescope. Spent many lunar cycles memorizing crater patterns & shadows. Having no structure with my sky gazing, I shifted my attention to a very bright "star" that didn't twinkle like the others. I knew I was on to something really BIG; and what was strange about this discovery, this "star" had four tiny little dot stars that shifted positions night after night. Finally, I realized these little dot stars maintained a linear configuration and appeared to be 'connected' to this bright mass. I had discovered something very unique.......until I had a formal introduction to ASTRONOMY. I WAS HOOKED FOREVER.

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