heliocentric heliocentric


  • (adj) having the sun as the center


  1. For Nureyev immediately set about restoring the male to early 19th century heliocentric prominence.
  2. I obtained, therefore, the heliocentric longitudes of the planets from the Naval Ephemerises and the geocentric longitudes from an Astrological Ephemeris.
  3. It was an alltime worst-seller, says Koestler, but Copernicus' universe carried shattering-implications because it was heliocentric.


  • Final Command Shuts Down Herschel Telescope

    We knew it was coming, but it is still sad to see the end of a mission. Controllers for the Herschel space telescope sent final commands today to put the observatory into a heliocentric parking orbit. Commands were sent at 12:25 GMT on June 17, 2013, marking the official end of operations for Herschel. But [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Universe Today

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