Kepler's Laws

8.4 -Understand Kepler's laws of planetary motion

Kepler stated 3 laws that today form the basis for understanding orbits.

Law 1: Planets move in elliptical orbits around the Sun.

Law 2: Planets move faster the nearer they are to the Sun.

Law 3: There is a relationship between the distance of a planet and the time it takes to orbit the Sun.


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