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 (kĕp′lər), Johannes 1571-1630.
German astronomer and mathematician whose three laws describing the elliptical orbits of celestial bodies provided a basis for Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation.


(Biography) Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1571–1630, German astronomer. As discoverer of Kepler's laws of planetary motion he is regarded as one of the founders of modern astronomy


(Astronomy) a small crater in the NW quadrant of the moon, centre of a large bright ray system


(ˈkɛp lər)

Johann, 1571–1630, German astronomer.
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All the value which attaches to Pythagoras, Paracelsus, Cornelius Agrippa, Cardan, Kepler, Swedenborg, Schelling, Oken, or any other who introduces questionable facts into his cosmogony, as angels, devils, magic, astrology, palmistry, mesmerism, and so on, is the certificate we have of departure from routine, and that here is a new witness.
If there is even a single body moving freely, then the laws of Kepler and Newton are negatived and no conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists.
Like Kepler and Aristarchus, which overlook the "Ocean of Tempests," sometimes it appeared like a brilliant point through the cloudy light, and was taken for a volcano in activity.
A singular idea," replied Nicholl; "but it is probable that Kepler did not know the true dimensions of these circles, for the digging of them would have been the work of giants quite impossible for the Selenites.
I maintain that if the discoveries of Kepler and Newton could not have been made known except by sacrificing the lives of one, a dozen, a hundred, or more men, Newton would have had the right, would indeed have been in duty bound .
for the second Kepler Science Conference, where they will discuss the latest findings resulting from the analysis of Kepler Space Telescope data.
Summary: CAPE CANAVERAL: Nasa's Kepler space telescope has uncovered another 461 potential new planets, most of .
The discovery follows the finding of a "Super-Earth", dubbed Kepler 22-b, earlier this month which was 1.
Solar cell coverglasses provided by Qioptiq Space Technology for NASA's Kepler spacecraft will protect the solar cells in the harsh environment of space.
Kepler similarly sought an astronomy that described the true system of the world, which some scholars have tried to attribute to his Neoplatonism or to historical precedents.
The Kepler space telescope is set to launch today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at about 8:50 p.
The Kepler space telescope has bagged its first confirmed planet since being benched in the summer of 2013 by a broken part used to steady the spacecraft (SN: 9/21/13, p.