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Happy Birthday Copernicus! Honoring Astronomy’s Great Iconoclast
2013-02-19 09:03:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On this day 540 years ago, the revolutionary mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in ToruÅ„, Poland. Throughout his life, he studied art, astronomy, economics, mathematics and physics. He is considered a founder of Heliocentrism, the belief the sun is at the center of the Solar System, a view which he presented in his iconoclastic book entitled “De revolutionibus orbium coelestium”...

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2010-05-23 05:50:00

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. His coffin was entombed in the 14th century cathedral of Frombork, his northern Polish hometown, with his grave marked by a black granite headstone engraved with a map of the solar system. The coffin had been taken on a tour Friday of the towns and villages of the northern Polish region...

2005-11-05 09:10:00

WARSAW -- Polish archaeologists are all but certain they have located the skeletal remains of Nicholas Copernicus, the 16th-century cleric whose heliocentric theory was to revolutionize astronomy. Professor Jerzy Gassowski, whose team of archaeologists had been searching for the astronomer's final resting place for over a year, told a symposium on Thursday he believed the remains found beneath an altar of medieval Frombork Cathedral on Poland's Baltic coast were those of Copernicus. The...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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