NICOLAUS COPERNICUS: With Google's head-turning Doodle animation, the …
Celebated Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is being celebrated with a Google doodle on what would have been his 540th birthday. He was best known for his theory that the Sun rather than the Earth is at the centre of the universe. Titled 'De
Copernicus never solved one other glitch. In his view, orbits were round, and that caused problems because observations kept showing planets in places that didn't fit this theory. The realization that orbits are elliptical (sort of stretched-out
(The astronomer called it his “Sketch of Hypothesis Made by Nicolaus Copernicus on the Heavenly Motions.”) The “Small Commentary” offered big-idea axioms, including — according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy — that “the earth is only the
His concept helped shackle men's minds for more than a millennium. Then Nicolaus Copernicus, a scholarly and unassuming administrator in the Roman Catholic Church, triggered a revolution that dislodged earth—and man—from the center of the universe.
Google is celebrating the 540th birthday of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus with a live-action homepage doodle. "'The world revolves around me!' said the sun. Happy 540th to #NicolausCopernicus who created the heliocentric model,"