He was originally from Asia Minor but moved to Athens when he was about forty years old. Later, he was convicted of atheism and forced to leave the city. One of the reasons was that he claimed the Sun was not a god, but rather a red hot rock larger than the entire Peloponnese peninsula. Ho-oh And Lugia Legendary Battle Poster. Anaxagoras was very interested in astronomy. He believes that all celestial bodies have structures similar to Earth. He came to this conclusion after studying a meteorite piece. This gave him the idea that there may be humans living on other planets.