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?
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.....Read more
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