Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Heliocentric Theory Of The Solar System

Now accepted proposal that the sun is at the center of the motion in the solar system; that the planets, including the earth, revolve around the sun. First proposed in the 3rd century BCE, and most revived by Copernicus. Aka the Copernican theory of the solar system, heliocentrism heliocentricity.

Cf. geocentric theory of the solar system.

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