Make the buffet table a geocentric homage to Ptolemy (where the Earth is at the center of the universe) or let the block party know exactly what you think of Copernicus deniers! This complete set of award-winning melamine plates features eight original watercolor portraits of our solar system. These beautiful Planet Plates are light enough to pack for a picnic - yet sturdy enough to orbit the rowdiest potluck supper.
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of all celestial bodies.
NASA is looking to answer key questions about our home planet, neighboring planets in our solar system, and the universe beyond. As our knowledge deepens and expands, the more complex and intriguing the universe appears. Researchers have found hundreds of extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, that reside outside our solar system; there may be billions of exoplanets in the Milky Way Galaxy alone, and some may be habitable. Whether our definitions of planet can be applied to these newly found objects remains to be seen.