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Astronomy Essay

The motion of the Earth around the Sun and the effect of this in respect of temporal orientation
Except for two, most planets in the solar system are moving almost on the same plane, therefore these planets appear from the Earth always close to the Ecliptic. The two exceptions are Mercury and Pluto whose orbital planes deviate from the ecliptic plane by 7° and 17°, resp.The Equator of the Earth does not align with the ecliptic plane, but makes an angle of approx. This causes the alternation of seasons, because a particular area gets different amount of sunshine during the annual movement
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Essay
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The Copernican Revolution
Although Copernicus’ idea of a moving earth was not entirely original, the idea of moving earth never became a paradigm in astronomy prior to him. Also, Copernicus’ extensive work on the subject combining mathematics, physics and other sciences ultimately swayed other scientists to make further studies on the subject.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Essay
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