Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Sun System

The first known person to correctly say that the planets revolve around Sun and not the Earth was Aristarchus of Samos. The ancient Greek astronomer lived from 310-230 BC. 

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  1. I wonder if some of the unknown astronomers from the Muslim world did it maybe before him?

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    1. since Islam didn't exist until 610, I doubt it

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  2. Smart guy indeed. Lived a long time for that day and age too

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  3. That isn't a name I'm familiar with.

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  4. I bet that was a mouthful at the time.

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  5. Bet he was excited when he discovered this....

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