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Johannes Kepler
Astronomia Nova Aitiologetos (detail)
Page 134, illustration (compar. systems)

Publisher: [Heidelberg : G. Voegelinus], 1609.

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian

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5. First Two Laws

Keplers work on the observations of Mars by Tycho enabled him to reach the conclusions he published here, namely that planets travel around the Sun in elliptical orbits and that their speed increases as they are nearer the Sun.


Author: Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.

Title: Astronomia nova aitiologetos [romanized] : sev physica coelestis, tradita commentariis de motibvs stellæ Martis, ex observationibus G. V. Tychonis Brahe  jussu & sumptibus Rvdolphi II ... plurimum annorum pertinaci studio elaborata Pragæ ... / / Joanne Keplero.

Publisher: [Heidelberg : G. Voegelinus], 1609.

Description: 337 p., 1 fold. leaf of plates : diagrs.  38 cm.


Johannes Kepler, German, (1571–1630)
b. December 27, 1571, Weil der Stadt
d. 1630

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