Study guides

☆☆☆☆☆

Q: How did Kepler's work improve on Copernicus' heliocentric theory?

Write your answer...

Submit

Still have questions?

Continue Learning about Natural Sciences

Copernicus is the author of the heliocentric theory.

Galileo supported Copernicus's heliocentric theory

That is the heliocentric theory.That is the heliocentric theory.That is the heliocentric theory.That is the heliocentric theory.

Galileo did not have his own theory. He was a supporter of Copernicus's heliocentric theory and an opponent of the geocentric Ptolemaic theory. Eventually both theories were rejected in favour of Kepler's theory. But Kepler's theory uses the heliocentric idea from Copernicus's theory.

Aristarchus of Samos

Related questions

Kepler completely replaced Copernicus's theory of the orbits of the planets, which was based on circles an epicycles, with a new theory using elliptical orbits. However Kepler retained Copernicus's idea of placing the Sun at the centre.

copernicus coined the heliocentric theory...

The heliocentric theory is the theory that the sun is the center of the universe, not the earth.

Copernicus

Copernicus.

Copernicus.

Copernicus

Copernicus discovered the heliocentric theory in 1510 and worked on it for four more years.

Copernicus is the author of the heliocentric theory.

Nicolas Copernicus

Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus

People also asked