teded: In the 1580s, an Italian friar, Giorda…

teded:

In the 1580s, an Italian friar, Giordano Bruno, suggested the stars were suns that likely had their own planets and that the universe was infinite. This idea didn’t go over well.

From the TED-Ed Lesson Is there a center of the universe? – Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens

Animation by Qa’ed Mai

Here’s centuries of astronomical innovation! 

We’re a little late for International Astronomy Day, but take this as a reminder to stargaze this week 🙂