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  • Copernicus, Nicolaus 1473-1543. Polish astronomer who advanced the theory that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, disrupting the Ptolemaic system of astronomy.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
  • n. a conspicuous crater on the Moon


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  • Imagine the headline "billion ton metal mass found in Copernicus crater".

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  • Clavius, and others called Copernicus the second Ptolemy, and his book the second "Almagest."

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  • (This is the best text; the stronger form of the same saying, in which Luther called Copernicus a fool, seems to have been retouched by Aurifaber).

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  • Important as it is, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a preview of a far more ambitious game that 38 Studios is developing under the code name "Copernicus." Top Stories

  • The company, which is developing a multiplayer online game called Copernicus, earlier this month announced it had signed a deal with video game publisher

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  • At Princeton Don had worked with Lyman Spitzer, who first thought up the Hubble Space Telescope, on a less sexy space telescope called Copernicus.

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  • How long, since Adam Smith, did people believe that extravagance helps industry, and how much longer have people called Copernicus a fool because they actually saw the sun rise and set.

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  • The Copernicus is the sister hotel of the Stary , doubles from £175, where the England team will be staying, but offers a much quieter spot beneath Wawel Castle, a suite with a restored 15th-century fresco and a dining room with a 16th-century wooden ceiling, plus 29 sophisticated rooms of dark oak and leather.

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  • The game world will be a new one, called Copernicus, and the overall development process is handled by Big Huge Games, which was acquired by 38 Studios in 2009.

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  • There are two major undergoing space projects for the EU: the Galileo system destined for satellite navigation (a competitor to the US 'GPS system), and Copernicus, which is set to make use of satellites in order to monitor the behavior of the environment.

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