Day: March 31, 2018

Why the Earth Does Not Technically Revolve Around the Sun

Why the Earth Does Not Technically Revolve Around the Sun

Why the Earth Does Not Technically Revolve Around the Sun

03/31/18

“Does the Earth really revolve around the sun?”

 

For the past few centuries it was thought to have been common knowledge that the Earth has revolved around the sun. However, when one looks at the physics closely, it turns out that the Earth does not revolve around the sun, but that it instead revolves around a common center of mass. Not only does the Earth revolve around this common center of mass, but also all of the other planets and even the sun! It just goes to show how a little knowledge of physics can upend one’s worldview.