Copernican Heliocentrism


The Scientific Revolution, which took place in the 16th and seventeenth centuries, was a time of unprecedented studying and discovery. And in relation to astronomy, probably the most influential scholar was positively Nicolaus Copernicus, the man credited with the creation of the Heliocentric model of the Universe. Copernicus held that the Earth is one other planet revolving across the fixed Sun once a year, and turning on its axis once a day.

Aryabhata (476–550), in his magnum opus Aryabhatiya , propounded a planetary mannequin in which the Earth was taken to be spinning on its axis and the periods of the planets got with respect to the Sun. His immediate commentators, corresponding to Lalla, and other later authors, rejected his progressive view concerning the turning Earth.

Kepler’s ideas were not immediately accepted, and Galileo for example ignored them. In 1621, Epitome astronomia Copernicanae was positioned on the Catholic Church’s index … Read More