Copernican system

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Copernican system

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(Astronomy) the theory published in 1543 by Copernicus which stated that the earth and the planets rotated around the sun and which opposed the Ptolemaic system
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Noun1.Copernican system - (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sunCopernican system - (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun
framework, model, theoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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Anti-Copernicans, building on the work of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, were in fact able to build an increasingly strong scientific case against the heliocentric system at least through the middle of the seventeenth century, several decades after the advent of the telescope.
Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) published in 1543 his On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres, a mathematical defense of the heliocentric system. Copernicus showed that all that was required to explain the phenomena in the heavens was to put the sun in the center instead of the earth, attribute motion to the earth, that is, daily rotation on its axis and orbital motion around the sun.
He was one of the first English scientists to embrace Copernicus's heliocentric system, which even at that time, some 90 years after its author's death, was far from being universally accepted.
It was clear that Copernicus could not have used the original Ptolemaic models inherited from the Greeks, or he could not have made his heliocentric system work.
What I propose is a much simpler, heliocentric system, with the sun as center.