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Paper: The Enigmatic Face of the Moon
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 31
Authors: Galles, C. D.; Gallagher, C. J.
Abstract: Whilst Man's only way of observing the Moon was with the naked eye, attempts at explaining the spots on her surface remained highly speculative. The telescopic observation by Galileo of previously unknown spots, differing from the earlier ones by their variability in time, was to signify a radical change to the hereto medieval ideas on the material composition of the Moon. And curiously enough, this new scenario was a revindication of Plutarch's hypothesis construed more than a millennium before.
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