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. 

11 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Good to live, 310-230 BC.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Clever man then

DEZMOND said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

Kati said...

Astonishing!

-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That was a long time ago!

Manzanita said...

I bet that was a mouthful at the time.

Christine said...

Interesting!

Adam said...

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

bj said...

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