Commentariolus published by Copernicus

1514 Commentariolus (Latin for "Small Commentary") was published by Copernicus.  This 40-page manuscript set out seven axioms describing aspects of the heliocentric solar system.  This included bold statements such as the earth is not the center of the earth, the distance from the sun and earth is only a fraction of the distance from earth to other stars, stars do not move they only appear to because of the earth’s motion.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Uported License.

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