Copernicus, the Earth, the Sun, Heresy and Astronomy

About Nicholas Copernicus in 1543 when he proposed that the earth revolved around the sun, a hersey according to the Church.

1543 COPERNICUS LEADS AN ASTRONOMICAL REVOLUTION

Using the naked eye, following the pinpricks of light in the night sky, Nicholas Copernicus, born in Poland 19 years before the discovery of America, put forth the radical theory that the earth revolves around the sun, not the sun around the earth. He overturned Ptolemy's entrenched theories and laid the groundwork for today's astronomy.

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