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Studies law, medicine, religion , and astronomy.1510-1514
Manuscript in witch he theorizes that the Sun is at the center of the universe.
Publishes heliocentric theories in his book "On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres" and passes away the same year.
He never actually saw the planet Mercury or even gazed over it . Not once his entire life! That's crazy!
He made it easier today to make time, date, and calenders than how it was back then (Its harder to make seasons and calenders when you're the middle of the universe).
Impact on Today
Nicolaus assumed the planetary orbits were perfectly circle instead of elliptical (Circle instead of oval).
"Nicolaus Copernicus." Scientists: Their Lives and Works. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.