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Objet 3d'art - Copernicus crater

By Ben Everard. Posted

Nicolaus Copernicus was a real Renaissance man – he was (among other things) an economist, diplomat, translator, and most relevant for us, an astronomer, who put forward the theory that the Earth went around the sun, rather than the other way round.

The Copernicus crater was named after him by lunar cartographer Giovanni Riccioli in the mid-1600s, when we were still burning witches. If you’d like a physical reminder that great scientific enlightenment existed in the world at the same time as widespread ignorance, there are few better ways to do it than to emulate this 3D print of the Copernicus crater, printed by daxpatel from information made freely available by NASA. This model was printed on an Ender-3, with a nozzle diameter of 0.4 mm, wall thickness of 0.8 mm, and a 20% infill.


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