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How did barometers advance science?

A. They allowed scientists to study objects in space.

B. They allowed scientists to measure temperature.

C. They allowed scientists to measure pressure.

D. They allowed scientists to observe objects closely.

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Answer: C. They allowed scientists to measure pressure.

The invention of the barometer allowed scientists to measure pressure. The barometer was constructed explicitly to measure air pressure in a particular environment. The barometer was invented by Evangelista Torricelli and his invention is widely used today for a variety of applications. The most notable application of the barometer today is to predict short-term weather changes.

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