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Kep·ler

 (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.
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Kepler

(ˈkɛplə)
n
(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

Kepler

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

(ˈkɛp lər)

n.
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.
With regard to this, Barbicane related Kepler's singular opinion on the formation of circles.
"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."
He enjoyed, in common with Moestlin, Kepler's professor, the rare faculty of distinguishing the satellites of Jupiter with the naked eye, and of counting fourteen of the stars in the group of Pleiades, the remotest of them being only of the ninth magnitude.
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.
There is no more reason why a person who uses a word correctly should be able to tell what it means than there is why a planet which is moving correctly should know Kepler's laws.
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 .
Kepler accepted Aristotle's theory of motion (an object moves only so long as there is a force acting on the object), and he speculated that the sun emits the necessary motive force, and that this force naturally weakens with distance.
Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, a team of researchers detected the new Neptune-to-Saturn-size planet orbiting between two previously known planets.
Kepler Communications, a Canadian satellite telecommunications company, has received approval from the FCC to deliver their innovative satellite communication services to the US market, the company said.