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How Nicolaus Copernicus rewrote the rules of the solar system

By The Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 13:41 EDT
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How Nicolaus Copernicus rewrote the rules of the solar system (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The Google homepage today depicts seven metal planets rotating around a painted sun – an homage to the pioneering Renaissance-era astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. So who was Copernicus, exactly? Well, for one, he was the man who first taught us that the earth revolves around the sun, and not the…

Photo: INDIA – CIRCA 1973: stamp printed by India, shows Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Polish astronomer, circa 1973 (rook76 / Shutterstock.com)

 
 
 
 
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