Aristarchus

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Aristarchus of Samos (310-230 BC) was a Greek astronomer who realized that the sun was larger than the earth. He was reported by Archimedes to have taught that the earth orbited a motionless sun[1], and that the sun is at the center of the universe.

References

  1. The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989

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