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Happy Birthday, egoless Copernicus.

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Today’s major news is all about NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars,

The world seems to be looking for more sort of life, as if the one on earth is not complicated enough.

While everyone is celebrating one of the biggest space news of the decade, I will travel back in time precisely 548 years back, to a renaissance era where space was merely a faraway, mysterious, intangible place, where only gods could have access.

Despite all these mythical goddish visions of that era, curious scientists at the time, equivalents to the NASA peeps of today, have studied the space equation with more scientific approaches and conjectures.

Today, I want to celebrate the 548th birthday of the astronomer Nicolas Copernicus, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at the center of the universe.

Luckily, someone at that time has dropped his Ego, and understood that, we are not the center of the universe, otherwise astronomers of today, would have missed the equation and sent their ships ignoring the potent lethal power of the burning sun.

In all likelihood, Copernicus developed his model independently of Aristarchus of Samos, another down-to-earth, egoless ancient Greek astronomer who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.

Is there life on Mars? I guess Bowie will get his answer soon.

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