Own a piece of heliocentrism

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June 12 2008 5:00 PM

Own a piece of heliocentrism

Got a spare million or two lying around?

Then maybe you'll want to drop by Christie's auction house and pick up an original copy of Copernicus' De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium.

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Need I say it? Holy Haleakala!

This is the book that forever changed the world, in which Copernicus proposed a new model of the solar system where the Sun was at the center, not the Earth. I hear Galileo had something to say about that based on this book, too.

Man, how awesome would it be to have something like that? After all, I <3 heliocentrism.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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