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2. giovanni _____________ 1625-1712 credit for the discovery of the largest division/gap in saturn's rings.
3. karl ___________ german 1873-1916 first to study the theory of black holes.
5. johannes ___________ german 1571-1642 credited for establishing the three laws of planetary motion.
6. charles __________ french 1730-1817 - known for his 110 deep space objects.
7. william ___________ british 1738-1822 discovered uranus and ice caps on mars.
10. christiaan ___________ dutch 1629-1695 discovered saturn's first satellite.(titan)
11. edmond __________ british 1656-1742 predicted the comet of 1682 was periodic. comet is named after him.
12. cylde ___________ 1906-1997 discovered pluto.


1. galileo _________ italian 1564-1642 credited for discovery of the four largest satellites of jupiter.
4. nicolaus __________ polish 1473-1543 credited for simple model of the solar system that explained planetary motion
5. gerard ___________ dutch 1905-1973 discovered a belt of coments beyond pluto. the belt is named after him.
8. johann ___________ german 1747-1826 published law for distance between thje sun and our planets.
9. william _________ british 1799-1880 discovered trition, neptune's largest satellite.
11. edwin __________ american 1889-1953 discovered that faraway galaxies are moving away from us. there is a telescope in space named after him.

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