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Historical Astronomers in Context

Johannes Kepler (Nov. 27, 1571- Nov. 15, 1630) was a German scientist and early astronomer. He was responsible for discovering three major laws of planetary motion: 1. Planets orbit the sun in an elliptical movement; 2. The area law; 3. The harmonic law. He also modified Copernicus’ Sun-centered system to a dynamic universe approach, where […] Continue reading

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