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Who discovered that the sun is at the Centre of the solar system?

With the development of the heliocentric model by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century, the Sun was believed to be the center of the Universe, with the planets (including Earth) and stars orbiting it.

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Likewise, who discovered that the sun is the Centre of the solar system?

Nicolaus Copernicus

Likewise, how did Galileo know the sun was the Centre of the universe? He subsequently used his newly invented telescope to discover four of the moons circling Jupiter, to study Saturn, to observe the phases of Venus, and to study sunspots on the Sun. Most people in Galileo's time believed that the Earth was the center of the universe and that the Sun and planets revolved around it.

Then, who was the first to suggest a sun centered solar system?

Aristarchus of Samos

Why is the sun considered the center of the solar system?

In the case of our solar system, most of the initial interstellar mass helped form the sun. The portion of the mass with the most angular momentum remained in a disk, which then orbited the sun. We believe that the planets formed out of this disk, and therefore the sun is naturally found at the center of this event.

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