Physics Topic 1 - Changing Ideas of the Solar System

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  • Created on: 04-03-15 18:51
What is the Geocentric model?
The geocentric model is the model the states the Sun, Moon, planets and stars all orbited the Earth in perfect circles.
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How does Galileo's model proove the geocentric model wrong?
Galileo observed Jupiter's stars; he noticed they moved in the wrong direction. These stars didn't move away from Jupiter and they were orbiting Jupiter. This showed not everything orbited the Earth - which proved the geocentric model wrong.
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What do telescope do?
They magnify images, so distant objects can be seen in more detail. You can see objects at larger distances.
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What is the Heliocentric model?
The heliocentric model states the Earth and all planets orbit the Sun, which is at the center of the Universe
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Name 2 discoveries with the telescope
1. The discovery of Uranus 2
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How does Galileo's model proove the geocentric model wrong?

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Galileo observed Jupiter's stars; he noticed they moved in the wrong direction. These stars didn't move away from Jupiter and they were orbiting Jupiter. This showed not everything orbited the Earth - which proved the geocentric model wrong.

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What do telescope do?

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What is the Heliocentric model?

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Name 2 discoveries with the telescope

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