How Have Telescopes Changed Astronomy
Telescopes have completely changed our view of the universe. Previously, people would believe that the earth was the center of our universe. Early telescopes were powerful enough to reveal the position of the earth in the Milky Way. Astronomers also found craters and mountains on the moon.
Over time, efforts were made to enhance the quality of telescopes. Today, we have advanced telescopes that have made new discoveries such as the geography, weather, temperature, signs of elements on the planets in the solar system.
The telescope helped scientists to measure the speed of light, understand gravity, and get to know the basic laws of the physical world. For instance, without telescopes, we wouldn’t be able to understand the concept of light radiating from the sun and other cosmic bodies such as stars and asteroids.
Besides, these devices are helping astronomers to discover new planets, stars, and asteroids. The discovery of black holes using the powerful Event Horizon Telescope is a recent development in the field of astronomy.