ASTRONOMY Heliocentric vs. Geocentric

Feb 3rd, 2012
Studypool Tutor
Central Michigan University
Price: $5 USD

Tutor description

For each of the following, decide whether the phenomenon is consistent or inconsistent with a belief in an Earth-centered system. If consistent, describe how. If inconsistent, explain why, and also explain why the inconsistency did not immediately lead people to abandon the Earth-centered model.

Word Count: 496
Showing Page: 1/2
A). Daily paths of stars through the sky ANSConsistent The Greeks had a belief that all stars lie "on the same celestial sphere". They explain their theory of stellar parallax was if Earth orbited the Sun at various times a year the Earth would become closer to parts of the celestial sphere. This would allow for use to see the various angular changes and separation of stars. However, the Greeks were unable to scientifically prove this. So they concluded that due to the distance of the stars and sun, the Stellar Parallax cannot be seen with the naked eye. The stars appear daily due to Earth

Review from student

Studypool Student
" This tutor is great! "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1824 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors