Today February 19, 2013 Google have a very special Google Doodle on its homepage. Today the Doodle is celebrating the live and legacy of "Nicolaus Copernicus" he was the Astronomer who first came up with the theory that the earth moves around the sun, and not the sun around the earth!
He was born on the 19th of February 1543 today 540 years ago in Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland. Nicolaus Copernicus died on the 24 May 1543 at the age of seventy at Frauenburg, Prince-Bishopric of Warmia, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland.
About Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus was a famous Mathematician and Astronomer who lived in the Renaissance period. One of his greatest discoveries was his formula comprehensive heliocentric model which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe.
Google Doodle Nicolaus Copernicus
The Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle shows the basics of the Nicolaus Copernicus mathematics and astrophysics formula that the Earth is revolving around the sun, and not the sun that revolves around the earth. In early days it were believed that the earth was the center of the universe.
Interesting for me is that the Google Doodler who have created the doodle have chosen to place Google in the center of the universe, which maybe symbolic to the immense global influence the search engine have in the current universe and people's everyday activities.
The Google Doodle of Nicolaus Copernicus was created in an animation, and you can actually watch the earth and planets orbiting the sun.
All of us here at 3D Car Shows, love the Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle and think that Google have done a stunning job to explain the basics of Nicolaus Copernicus Formulation of the Universe and that the earth is not the center point in the universe!
Nicolaus Copernicus Wikipedia
If you are into mathematics or astronomy Wikipedia have a complete, comprehensive article on Nicolaus Copernicus which is well worth visiting "Nicolaus Copernicus" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolaus_Copernicus to read more about him and his work. The extend of the work that Nicolaus Copernicus are beyond the scope of this article and we highly recommend that you visit the Wikipedia page, to learn more about this extraordinary man.
Nicolaus Copernicus Personal Note
It is amazing the Nicolaus Copernicus could have formulates this theory in the Renaissance Period, just the other day I were thinking how difficult it must have been for people, to understand that the world is round and not flat, and if the world indeed was round, I could understand why people would think that they will fall of the earth should they find themselves at the bottom of the earth, I do understand the theory of gravity and the speed at which the earth orbits.
It is just amazing for me that guys like Nicolaus Copernicus discovered this without them having technology and information like Google...