Scientific Revolution Figures and Discoveries
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Scientific Revolution Figures and Discoveries

Test your knowledge on key figures and discoveries of the Scientific Revolution, including Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo. Learn about the heliocentric system, Kepler’s laws, and the development of the telescope.

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Who is credited with propounding the heliocentric system that the planets move around the sun?

Nicolaus Copernicus

Which astronomer provided precise astronomical measurements that helped overthrow the Ptolemaic system?

Johannes Kepler

Who confirmed the heliocentric system by constructing his telescope in 1609?

Galileo Galilei

In what year did Galileo begin confirming the heliocentric system using his telescope?

<p>1609</p> Signup and view all the answers

What evidence did Galileo Galilei provide that supported the heliocentric system?

<p>Conducted experiments on planet motion</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the oval pattern in which planets actually travel around the sun called?

<p>Ellipse</p> Signup and view all the answers

What key realization did Galileo Galilei make about the source of light observed from planets?

<p>The planets reflect the light of the sun</p> Signup and view all the answers

Isaac Newton made a significant contribution to science during the Era of Newton by formulating:

<p>Three laws of motion</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who was a medical doctor known for illustrating the details of the human body accurately?

<p>Andreas Vesalius</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which scientist based their view of the universe on the study of the earth, sun, planets, and stars, and believed Ptolemy's view was wrong?

<p>Nicholas of Cusa</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which astronomer made detailed observations of the planets and deduced their basic orbits around the sun?

<p>Johannes Kepler</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who placed the sun at the center of the universe, believing that planets, including Earth, orbited around it?

<p>Nicholas of Cusa</p> Signup and view all the answers

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