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Probably the Sun, but most scientists believe that the planets formed pretty quickly after that; the math doesn't seem to allow much time between the Sun igniting and the planets starting to form.

It was probably a fairly chaotic time; the chances are that there were dozens, perhaps HUNDREDS of small planetoids that then merged by repeated collisions. In fact, we're fairly sure that the Earth came to be as it is and the Moon formed when the pre-Earth collided with another smaller planet perhaps as large as Mars. The debris blasted into space then collected in orbit to form the Moon.

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Both the Sun and the Earth were created by the big bang, so therefore neither existed before the other. They were created simultaneously. Hope this helps.

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The Earth is younger than the Sun. The Sun formed about 4.57 billion years ago, whereas the Earth was formed about 4.54 billion years ago.

The Earth could only form after the Sun, because it was the Suns gravitational influence, that allowed the rocky bodies to coalesce.

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Copernicus But he didn't exactly 'declare' it too loudly as we can never do that with things that prove the old ruling paradigms wrong. Even when Galileo declared it rather later he ended his days in house arrest by the Vatican!

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The Earth rotates on its axis once each day. It is, in fact, the rotation of the Earth that creates a "day".

However, due to the revolution of the planet around the Sun the a day can be taken to mean in reference to the sun or in reference to stars. The difference is accounted for by noticing the difference between a sidereal day and a solar day. A sidereal day is the time it takes for the Earth to spin once in reference to the vernal equinox rather than in reference to the sun. Over the course of a year the difference between the sidereal days and solar days adds up to a day as the revolution of the Earth around the sun masks one entire rotation of the axis.

BUT the moon takes 24 hours to spin once on its axis and the earth spins Anticlockwise SO its is the earth that moves.

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The Sun is older but not by much.

The Sun was formed about 4.57 billion years whereas the Earth formed about 4.54 billion years ago

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The earliest known reference to the Earth orbiting the Sun rather than the Sun going around the Earth was from Aristarchus of Samos, a Greek astronomer and mathematician about 2400 years ago.

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