Who was the first to explain that the rotation of the earth on its axis accounts for the daily rising and setting of the Sun?

(A) Aryabhata
(B) Bhaskara
(C) Brahmagupta
(D) Varahamihira

Correct Answer : Aryabhata
Question Asked : UGC-NET/JRF Exam, 2018 (History Paper-II)
Aryabhata correctly insisted that the earth rotates about its axis daily, and that the apparent movement of the stars is a relative motion caused by the rotation of the earth, contrary to the then-prevailing view, that the sky rotated.
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