Heliocentric View Of The World
- Year(s) Officially Discovered: 3rd Century B.C.
- Discovery Put Into Action: Not Officially Until Hundreds Of Years Later
- Team/Person Behind The Discovery: Aristarchus of Samos
For many years, there had been a theory that the world was not flat but rather, round. The idea of this came through numerous tests where Ancient scientists were consistently seeing what could only be considered a round appearance. This was especially apparent among astronomers. Yet the idea that we could be a sphere that gravitated around something was crazy. It was weird to assume that we were moving as it’s clear everything moved around us, right?
Sadly for the Geocentrists, this just is not the case. The first to make this claim was Aristarchus of Samos back in the 3rd Century B.C. or 300s. A lot of his work was lost during the Hellenistic Period among others in that timeframe. It would take over 1,000 years for a physical model to be used that helped to further prove his concept. Moreover, this was also the era that was able to prove Aristarchus right on the ever-needed mathematical level.