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Which astronomer published his theory of a sun-centered universe in 1543?

1. Johannes Kepler
2. Galileo Galilei
3. Isaac Newton
4. Nicholas Copernicus

 


 

 

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Which astronomer published his theory of a sun-centered universe in 1543?

Correct answer:
 
Nicholas Copernicus

Incorrect answers:
Johannes Kepler
Isaac Newton
Galileo Galilei

Interesting Info:
Copernicus (1473-1543) was born in Torun, Poland. Modern astronomy was built upon the foundation of the Copernican system, outlined in his work entitled "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), which was published in the year of his death.