The Development of
Modern Astronomy


The development of modern astronomy from the old astronomy/astrology was a long process with multiple steps. It begins with the introduction of the Sun-centered Solar System by Copernicus, and concludes with Newton's synthesis of the laws of motion in the heavens and the Earth, and Einstein's revision of Newton's ideas in the Relativity Theory. For further reference, here is a broader outline of the development of modern astronomy.


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