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The remains of Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century father of modern astronomy, were finally laid to rest in a marked grave, the day after the 467th anniversary of his death, in a Polish cathedral Saturday.
Geocentric Model -- The geocentric model of the cosmos is a paradigm which places the Earth at the center of the universe. Common in ancient Greece, it was believed by both Aristotle and Ptolemy. Most Greeks assumed that the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets orbit Earth. Similar ideas were held in ancient China. The geocentric model was gradually replaced by the heliocentric model of Copernicus and Galileo due to the simplicity and predictive accuracy of that newer model. In this model, a...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.