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Is there a center of the universe? - Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens

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It’s been a long road to the discovery that Earth is not the center of the Solar System, the Milky Way, or the universe; great thinkers from Aristotle to Bruno have grappled with it for millennia. But if we aren't at the center of the universe, what is? Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens discuss where we stand in the (very) big scheme of things.

All of the following scientific work contributed to the adoption of a sun-centered understanding of the solar system, except for one. Which of the following did not factor into adopting a sun-centered model?

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  • Educator Marjee Chmiel, Trevor Owens
  • Animator Qa'ed Mai
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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