History of the Solar System

Timeline created by Nickidoo.W
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus said that all the planets revolve around the sun not around the Earth.
  • May 22, 1572

    Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    Discovered that comets are similar to a dirty snowball. Consisting of large amounts of ice and dust. Often with a large tail of light. He also discovered Asteroids, which ar similar to miniature planets, and meteors.
  • Kepler

    Johannes Kepler discovered what keeps the planets orbit around the sun is their gravitational pull and inertia.
  • Galileo and the Telescope

    Galileo and the Telescope
    Creates the first telescope and uses it to find new discoveries in the universe.
  • Thomas Wright

    Thomas  Wright
    Suggested that the Milky Way is a disk of stars and planets like our own.
  • William Hershel

    William Hershel
    discoveres Uranus
  • Edward Hubble

    Edward Hubble
    Discovers that galaxies are groups of stars like the Milky Way.
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    Hubble telescope launched
  • Exoplanet

    first exoplanet found orbiting a giant star.
  • Pluto

    Pluto was defined a dwarf planet. Excluded from part of the main planets in our solar system.