Kepler's law

noun
Kep·​ler's law | \ ˈkeplə(r)z- \

Definition of Kepler's law

1 : a statement in astronomy: the orbit of each planet is an ellipse that has the sun at one focus
2 : a statement in astronomy: the radius vector from the sun to each planet generates equal orbital areas in equal times
3 : a statement in astronomy: the ratio of the square of the revolution period to the cube of the orbital major axis is the same for all the planets

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after Johannes Kepler

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“Kepler's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kepler%27s%20law. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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