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Benefits of the Telescope

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Astronomy of Today, Cecil Dolmage
The following passage on astronomy was written by scientist Cecil Dolmage

Dolmage, Cecil. Astronomy of Today, a Popular Introduction in Non-technical Language. 3d ed. London: Seeley, 1910. WorldCat. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

Based on the second paragraph, the author would most likely agree with which of the following statements?

A

Man's knowledge of the solar system greatly increased after the invention of the telescope.

B

Galileo's initial telescope design was well intentioned, but flawed.

C

Ancient cultures were aware of the existence of planets.

D

Space travel was a concept dreamed up many years centuries ago.