heliocentric


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heliocentric

[¦hē·lē·ō¦sen·trik]
(astronomy)
Relative to the sun as a center.
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Finally, in the fifth panel, the Mars' heliocentric distance has been plotted to help in the discussion.
Even worse, while at least one Western historian (Emilie Savage-Smith) of the medieval Islamic era asserted that no Islamic astronomer proposed a heliocentric Universe, where the Sun is at the centre rather than Earth, Al Qushji may well have advanced the empirical evidence for the Earth's rotation through numerous observations of comets and other celestial bodies.
The beloved Bishop of Rome earned my veneration in 1992 when, in an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, he expressed regret for the church's error in condemning Galileo for supporting the heliocentric theory of Copernicus.
As theologian Mary Gerhart and physicist Allan Russell note, Copernicus derived his heliocentric view of the universe "from a metaphoric act based on his understanding of the relations among the heavenly bodies [that] changed the way we see ourselves as related to the rest of the universe" (New Maps for Old).
Introduce Galileo, whose observations were crucial in proving the existence of the heliocentric (sun-centered) solar system.
It was of course this conviction--and in particular Galileo's belief in the heliocentric universe put forward by Copernicus in 1543--that got him into such deep water with the Catholic church, culminating in his forced recantation before the Inquisition in 1633 and the severe restraints imposed on his life and work from then until his death in 1642.
Informed of the Duchess' concern by Castelli, Galileo wrote a letter to the latter to refute any biblical objection to the heliocentric theory.
The first was between the geocentric view advanced by Greek astronomer Ptolemy in a revision of Aristotle's speculation about the earth being the center of the cosmos, and the heliocentric theory touted by Copernicus on the basis of his observations.
Paul Weller, formerly of The Jam, asked him to work with hi on the 2000 album Heliocentric, which triggered a renewal of work with several musicians of the day.
This is also the 400th year of Galileo's (1564-1642) first observations of the heavens through the telescope, thus confirming the Copernican theory of the heliocentric rather than the geocentric universe.
The spacecraft is therefore put into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit that allows continuous viewing opportunities and high-rate communications with Earth.
Behr's advice rang true for Daniel Faber, CEO of Ottawa-based Heliocentric Technologies, who attended the Sudbury event.