Even nonscientists were familiar with the illfated astronomer who had been arrested and almost executed by the church for proclaiming that the sun, and not the earth, was the center of the solar system.
In the early 1630s, Galileo had wanted to publish a book endorsing the Copernican heliocentric model of the solar system, but the Vatican would not permit the book’s release unless Galileo included equally persuasive evidence for the church’s geocentric model-a model Galileo knew to be dead wrong.
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The planets of our solar system orbit within a nearly flat disc called the ecliptic plane.
You two have to date or the solar system would go out of alignment.