Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hawking , Stephen and Copernicus , Nicolaus (2004-11-30), On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, Running Pr Book Pub, Retrieved on 2012-02-16
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    16 FEB 2012

     Copernicus on Gravity

    I myself consider that gravity is merely a certain natural inclination with which parts are imbued by the architect of all things for gathering themselves together into a unity and completeness by assembling into the form of a globe. It is easy to believe that the Sun, Moon and other luminaries among the wandering stars have this tendency also, so that by its agency they retain the rounded shape in which they reveal themselves, but nevertheless go round their orbits in various ways. If then t...
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    He correctly surmises that the force pulls heavenly objects into spheres.