Talk:Discovery and exploration of the Solar System

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This is intended to be the lead article in a new featured topic. Other inclusions in this topic:

Timeline of solar system astronomy
Timeline of Solar System exploration
History of Solar System formation and evolution hypotheses
Timeline of discovery of Solar System planets and their moons
Heliocentrism
Manned spaceflight


Isn't the article basically ready for GAN? Nergaal (talk) 21:59, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

physical link between the Earth and the heavens ?[edit]

Really?: Then, in 1859, Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff, using the newly invented spectroscope, examined the spectral signature of the Sun and discovered that it was composed of the same elements as existed on Earth, establishing for the first time a physical link between the Earth and the heavens. --Pinky sl (talk) 08:21, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Inclusion of Aryabhata[edit]

The inclusion of Aryabhata as an advocate of the heliocentric nature of the solar system is specious at best. According to reference 30 in Wikipedia's own article on Aryabhata, the published work speculated that Indian astronomers (not Aryabhata) advocated heliocentric view. The references in the linked article do not directly support the statement in this article, which says,

"While the Indian mathematician-astronomer Aryabhata ... had speculated on a heliocentric reordering of the cosmos, ..."

The Aryabhata article itself also states that this viewpoint has been rebutted, and "Aryabhata's system was not explicitly heliocentric." I am challenging specific inclusion of "Indian mathematician-astronomer Aryabhata" on the basis that it is not clearly supported, per the guidelines on references. --Srwalden (talk) 19:27, 18 August 2014 (UTC)