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alchemist, tried creating the Philosopher's Stone to become immortal
improved the telescope and collected data on the locations of stars and planets for over 20 years; His limited knowledge of mathematics prevented him from making much sense out of the data.
concluded that the sun is the center of our solar system. Heliocentric Theory or Copernicus Theory. He wrote "On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres"
This scientist proved Copernicus' theory that the sun was the center of the solar system and developed the modern experimental method.
Sir Isaac Newton
his work described universal gravitation, and the three laws of motion, laying the groundwork for classical mechanics.
This astronomer stated that the orbits of planets around the sun were elliptical, the planets do not orbit at a constant speed, and that an orbit is related to its distance from the sun.
Sir Francis Bacon
developed the scientific method
believed everything should be doubted until proven
Based on the belief that the sun is the center of the universe
A model of the universe in which Earth is at the center of the revolving planets and stars.
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