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Sometime during the s, confusion over the names led to a switch, the island took the name of Puerto Rico and the town became San Juan. If heavenly bodies revolved around Earth in circular orbits then they would have constant apparent brightnesses. Ancient Greeks had written about people living on the other side of the world, in an unknown land, the antipodes.

These phases had been predicted by the heliocentric theory, and provided another problem for the Church. The familiar argument was that the Sun, being a heavenly creation of God, must be perfect. God's abode, the heavens, beyond the lunar orbit, were perfect.

Knowledge of astronomy was advanced. Neither the Sun nor the planets revolve around it.

Bruno had also considered possibilities denied

The four corners of the Earth. Bruno had also considered possibilities denied by the Church.

The four corners of the Earth