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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


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Johann, 1571–1630, German astronomer.
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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.
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.
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.
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 .
Set on data from the Kepler mission, the algorithm discovered two new Earth-size planets, one of which is part of the first eight-planet system outside our own.
NASA's Kepler space telescope, orbiting the sun from a distance of 94 million miles away from Earth, is now running low, the space agency said in a statement Wednesday.
ExtremeTech - NASA's Kepler satellite has been observing the stars for nearly a decade, and it's produced a mountain of data in that time.
Using advanced artificial intelligence technology developed by Google, scientists have found an eighth planet (called Kepler 90i) in the Kepler 90 system.
Two researchers, Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg, mined through all of the datacollected by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and spotted the planets by measuring changes in a star's light output, which would indicate the presence of an orbiting planet.
Summary: Astronomers using the Kepler space telescope have detected 219 possible new exoplanets in our galaxy