Aristarchus of Samos


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Aristarchus of Sa·mos

 (sā′mŏs′, săm′ōs′, sä′môs) fl. 270 bc.
Greek astronomer who was among the first to propose that the sun is the center of the universe and that the earth moves around the sun.

Aristarchus of Samos

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(Biography) 3rd century bc, Greek astronomer who anticipated Copernicus in advancing the theory that the earth revolves around the sun
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Noun1.Aristarchus of Samos - an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC)
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Aristarchus of Samos knew better, but Aristotle had better publicity.
If that were the case, we would study Aristarchus of Samos rather than Copernicus and Galileo for heliocentrism.
On the contrary, Copernicus, a Polish canon of Frauenburg Cathedral, based his heliocentric findings on a theory originally proposed by Aristarchus of Samos, a Greek scientist of the third century B.