Copernicus presenting his theory

Copernicus presenting his theory

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Caption: Copernicus presenting his theory. Bas relief showing the Polish astronomer and mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus presenting his theory of the heliocentric model of the Solar System. Copernicus was the first person to claim that the Universe was centred on the Sun and not on the Earth, as was previously thought.

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