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Deciphering Celestial Motions

Deciphering celestial motions_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

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The ancients believed that Earth was the center of the universe. Certainly it appears as though the Sun and stars are circling Earth. Over the centuries, scientific inquiry uncovered the true celestial order.

For Educators

Topic: Astronomy

Subtopic: The Sun

Keywords: Astrophysics, Sun, Earth (Planet)--Orbit, Solar system, Stars, Planets--Orbits

Audience: General