Google Tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus

Google Tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473) - RF CafeGoogle's homepage today has an animated tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus on this 540th anniversary of his birthday. Only the planets know to exist in Copernicus's day (out to Jupiter) are shown orbiting the sun, plus our moon is orbiting Earth. Galileo had not yet discovered the large large moons of Jupiter nor had Christiaan Huygens found Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Right-click in an empty place on the screen and select View Source to see the immense amount of code used to generate that animation (turn word wrap on).








Posted  February 2013