Yes! The Earth DOES revolve around the Sun.

On April 11, 1633, Gallilco Galilei was put on trial by the Inquisition for his preposterous claim, originally stated by Copernicus that the Earth revolved around the Sun. When Galileo wrote a book titled, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, he angered Pope Urban VIII who contended that any theory not seeing the Earth as the center of the universe went against scripture. Galileo was placed on house arrest for the rest of his life at his home in Florence where he eventually went blind and died in 1642. It wasn't until 1835 that the Vatican removed the book from its list of banned books and in 1992, the Catholic Church formally admitted that Galileo was right.


You know everyone talks about Copernicus being the first one to propose a heliocentric solar system, and Galileo promoted Copernicus model. And even though some closed-mindedness on the part of the Church and other religious leaders, people always seem to gloss over that fact that Copernicus's system was still wrong!

It was right in that he got the gist of the solar system (planets go around the sun,) but he still assumed that the orbits would be perfect spheres. As a result, the Copernican model didn't accurately predict planetary movements until Kepler got a hold of it and realized orbits were ellipses.