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Copernicus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Mikolaj Kopernik(noun)
Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
a conspicuous crater on the Moon
Copernicus is a lunar impact crater named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, located in eastern Oceanus Procellarum. It is estimated to be about 800 million years old, and typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ray system.
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