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Our understanding of the universe
Up until the 16th Century people believed that
the Earth was the centre of the universe this
is called the "Geocentric model" and I made a
model of the universe based on it.
Ptolemy, AD 90-168
I published my "On the revolutions of the
celestial spheres" just before my death and
showed that the Earth and other planets orbit
around the sun the "Heliocentric model".
Copernicus, 1473-1543…read more
Evidence for the Heliocentric Model
I helped develop the modern telescope
and made measurements with it that
proved that the Copernican model of
the solar system was correct.
Jupiter and its moons, as seen The orbits of
through a telescope these moons…read more