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aug 1, 250 BC - Aristarchus

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Aristarchus, an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician, estimated that the size of the sun is much more larger than the size of the Earth. He was also the first person to present a model that placed the sun at the center with the other planets revolving around it. Aristarchus was the first one to correctly present the heliocentric model.

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Heliocentrism

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aug 1, 250 BC
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~ 2270 years ago

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