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koʊˈpɜr nɪ kəs, kə-coper·ni·cus

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  1. Copernicus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Mikolaj Koperniknoun

    Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)

  2. Copernicusnoun

    a conspicuous crater on the Moon

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    Nicolaus Copernicus (; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; Middle Low German: Niklas Koppernigk, German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance polymath, active as a mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic canon, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center. In all likelihood, Copernicus developed his model independently of Aristarchus of Samos, an ancient Greek astronomer who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.The publication of Copernicus's model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making a pioneering contribution to the Scientific Revolution.Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia, a region that had been part of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. A polyglot and polymath, he obtained a doctorate in canon law and was a mathematician, astronomer, physician, classics scholar, translator, governor, diplomat, and economist. From 1497 he was a Warmian Cathedral chapter canon. In 1517 he derived a quantity theory of money—a key concept in economics—and in 1519 he formulated an economic principle that later came to be called Gresham's law.

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    Nicolaus Copernicus was a renowned Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer. Born in 1473 in Poland, he proposed the heliocentric model of the universe, stating that the Sun is the center and the Earth and other planets revolve around it. This theory, which was revolutionary at the time and challenged the prevailing geocentric model, is considered a pivotal point in the history of science.

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  1. Copernicus

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Copernicus in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Copernicus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    They’ll be talking about Hubble 500 years from now, hubble is like our modern-day Copernicus. With the new higher-definition images, a whole new generation of people can intimately share the wonders of Hubble’s discoveries. It’s the people’s telescope.

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