The Universe: How Big Is The Universe?

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The universe What is the universe? How big is it? What is all part of the universe? These may be questions that you probably wonder when you read something about a planet or learn from a science book.
The universe is so big that it is hard for people to understand just how big it is. The meaning of the universe is all existing matter and space considered as a whole. (Davies, Luke. "How Big Is the Universe?" How Big Is the Universe? N.p., 5 Oct. 2015. Web. 09 May 2016. Website) How gigantic is the universe? The universe is so big that people cannot comprehend just how large the universe really is, let’s use light, for example light can travel really fast, but even light has not crossed the whole universe that is how big it is.(Website)
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To answer that answer is no the sun is the center and the planets circle around the sun. Sometime around B.C an astronomer named Ptolemy discovered the solar system. He had written down that the earth was the center and everything revolved around it right. Wrong 2,000 years later a guy named Copernicus saw that Ptolemy’s theory was wrong. Copernicus very distraught over his findings looked to see if he was the only one that found Ptolemy’s theory incorrect.("International Space Hall of Fame:: New Mexico Museum of Space History:: Inductee Profile." International Space Hall of Fame:: New Mexico Museum of Space History:: Inductee Profile. New Mexico Museum of Space History, 2005-2016. Web. 09 May 2016. )To his surprise he was not the only one. He wanted to write a book about it, but never got the nerve publish it.(Bauer, S. Wise., and Jeff West. "37 The Revolution of Copernicus." The Story of the World, History for the Classical Child. from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Charles City, VA: Peace Hill, 2007. N. pag. Print.)There were two reasons one he didn’t think he had enough material to back his theory up. The second was he didn’t know what the priests and other people would say. (Bauer, S. Wise., and Jeff West. "37 The Revolution of Copernicus." The Story of the World, History for the Classical Child. from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Charles City, VA: Peace Hill, 2007. N. pag. Print.)He did, however, get the book published and like he thought the priests told him to repent and restate that his findings were wrong and incorrect. You see the Catholic Church believed that everything revolved around humans because well we were best part in God’s creation.(Bauer, S. Wise., and Jeff West. "37 The Revolution of Copernicus." The Story of the World, History for the Classical Child. from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance. 2nd ed.

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