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Unformatted text preview: -Copernicus suggested a Heliocentric theory-He proposed the sun was the center of the solar system.-His theory also explained retrograde motion. Copernicus’ Heliocentric Theory-Copernicus new theory allowed him to calculate -The relative distances to the planets.-The length of time the planets take the orbit the sun-This let him predict the next appearances of planets in the sky.-These predictions proved correct, lending support to Copernicus Heliocentric Model.-However, Copernicus model was no more accurate than the Ptolemaic model. A Heretical Idea?-Copernicus Heliocentric theory caused problems with the Church.-The Church had accepted Ptolemys geocentric universe.-It agreed with the Church notion of heaven as a perfect place. -To question this model was to question the Church’s authority.-Copernicus book was censored by the Catholic Church....
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