Scientific Revolution and Nicolaus Copernicus Quiz

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Who challenged the prevailing belief that Earth was the center of the universe?

Nicolaus Copernicus

What did Nicolaus Copernicus propose that overturned centuries of geocentric thinking?

Heliocentrism with the Sun at the center.

Which scientist determined that the orbits of planets were elliptical and not circular?

Johannes Kepler

What significant concept did Tycho Brahe contribute to despite being ultimately incorrect in his observations?

Collection of valuable astronomical data

Who used the information gathered by Copernicus and Tycho Brahe to determine that the Sun was actually the center of the universe?

Johannes Kepler

What did Galileo Galilei observe through his telescope?

More stars than previously known, mountains on the moon, sunspots, and moons orbiting Jupiter

What was Galileo's approach to promote the new scientific ideas?

He simplified the concepts to make them more understandable

What did Galileo contribute to the development of the Copernican system?

He popularized the Copernican system and the concept of a mathematically ordered universe

What was the major question that arose after the theories of Galileo, Kepler, and Copernicus?

How did the planets and celestial bodies move in an orderly fashion?

What was Isaac Newton's major contribution to understanding the motion of celestial bodies?

He discovered the laws of gravity and its role in planetary motion

Test your knowledge about the Scientific Revolution and the contributions of Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th and 17th centuries. Learn about the new scientific concepts that shaped our understanding of the universe and the challenges faced by Copernicus in challenging prevailing beliefs.

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