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Kepler Mission rocket launch Featured Johannes Kepler Print

Kepler Mission rocket launch

Kepler Mission rocket launch. Delta II 7925 rocket taking off to launch NASA's Kepler Mission. This mission is designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. A 0.95 metre diameter telescope called a photometer will scan 100, 000 stars in the Milky Way for evidence of Earth-sized terrestrial planets that transit the star's path. The mission was launched on March 7th, 2009, and will orbit the Sun for at least 3.5 years. The mission is named in honour of German astronomer Johannes Kepler. Photographed on 6 March 2009, at Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA

© NASA/REGINA MITCHELL-RYALL, TOM FARRAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Kepler's cosmological model, artwork Featured Johannes Kepler Print

Kepler's cosmological model, artwork

Kepler's cosmological model. Historical artwork by the German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) that demonstrates the relative distances of the planets from the sun in the Copernican system. Copernicus' system, a revolutionary new heliocentric (sun-centred) theory, had been published in 1543, the year of his death. Initially it caused little controversy but Kepler became an advocate and published a supporting work, The Cosmographic Mystery (1597), in which this illustration was published. The work put forward the idea that the distances of the planets from the Sun were determined by the five regular solids seen here, if one supposed that a planet's orbit was circumscribed about one solid and inscribed in another

© HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARY/RARE BOOKS DIVISION/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/SCIENCE PHOTO

Johannes Kepler, caricature Featured Johannes Kepler Print

Johannes Kepler, caricature

Johannes Kepler. Caricature of the German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), holding a model of a cube to represent his theories of the planetary orbits. Kepler first worked out the laws of planetary motion, which still bear his name. Using Copernicus' heliocentric model of the solar system, along with Tycho Brahe's data on the position of the planets, he found that planets orbit the Sun on elliptical paths with the Sun at one focus, that the area swept out by a planet is the same regardless of where it is in its orbit, and that a planet's orbital period is proportional to the long axis of its orbit to the power of 3/2. He thought the planetary distances were based on the sizes of nested Platonic solids, which include this cube

© GARY BROWN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY