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  1. the time required for the Earth to orbit once around the sun

  2. proved that other galaxies existed beyond the edge of the Milky Way

  3. Assistant to Brahe; used Brahe's data to prove that the earth moved in an elliptical, not circular, orbit; Wrote 3 laws of planetary motion based on mechanical relationships and accurately predicted movements of planets in a sun-centered universe; Demolished old systems of Aristotle and Ptolemy

  4. Developed the first modern theory of a sun-centered universe

3 True/False Questions

  1. month
    a division of the year that is based on the orbit of the moon around the earth


  2. Tycho Brahe
    Danish Astronomer who produced large amounts of astromatical data but believed that other planets rotated around the sun while the sun and moon rotated around the earth


  3. Galileo
    Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars


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