Kepler

[ kep-ler ]
/ ˈkɛp lər /
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noun

Jo·hann [yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/, 1571–1630, German astronomer.
a crater in the second quadrant of the face of the moon having an extensive ray system: about 22 miles (35 km) in diameter.

Related formsKep·ler·i·an [kep-leer-ee-uh n] /kɛpˈlɪər i ən/, adjective

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Kepler

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/ (ˈkɛplə) /

noun

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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/ (ˈkɛplə) /

noun

a small crater in the NW quadrant of the moon, centre of a large bright ray system
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Science definitions for kepler

Kepler

[ kĕplər ]
Johannes 1571-1630

German astronomer and mathematician who is considered the founder of celestial mechanics. He was first to accurately describe the elliptical orbits of Earth and the planets around the Sun and demonstrated that planets move fastest when they are closest to the Sun. He also established that a planet's distance from the Sun can be calculated if its period of revolution is known.
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