Remains of Polish Scholar, Astronomer Copernicus Found

According to website reports, the remains and final resting place of Polish Scientist and Astronomer Copernicus, have been located in Poland.

Copernicus, as we all remember, was the renaissance source of the heliocentric theory of the solar system which was further developed and confirmed experimentally by Galileo, Kepler and Newton.

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-world/20081120/EU.Poland.Copernicus/

quotation from website:

WARSAW, Poland — Researchers said Thursday they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton and hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer’s books. The findings could put an end to centuries of speculation about the exact resting spot of Copernicus, a priest and astronomer whose theories identified the Sun, not the Earth, as the center of the universe.

Polish archaeologist Jerzy Gassowski told a news conference that forensic facial reconstruction of the skull, missing the lower jaw, his team found in 2005 buried in a Roman Catholic Cathedral in Frombork, Poland, bears striking resemblance to existing portraits of Copernicus.

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Well, you have to really dig that discovery! kind of sent me into orbit…
Not to be confused with “orbitz.com”…

–art kyriazis, philly/south jersey
HOME OF THE WORLD SERIES CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

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