### The Power of Perihelion

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We are all familiar with the idea of holiday stress. That feeling that time is going by faster and faster from Autumn until New Years.

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Johannes Kepler determined just how the planets of our solar system make their way around the sun. He published his innovative work on the subject from

Biographies

December 27th – It’s the birthday of astronomer Johannes Kepler, born to a poor mercenary in Württemberg, Germany (1571), who tracked the orbital path of

Astronomy

Nature, which is never not lavish of herself, after a lying-in of two thousand years, has finally brought you forth in these last generations, the

Biographies

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of

Perihelion

The Laws of Planetary Motion I. The orbits of the planets are ellipses, with the Sun at one focus of the ellipse. II. The line

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How fast does the Earth go at perihelion and aphelion? The formula for the velocity of an object at some distance r from the

Earth at Perihelion On January 4, 2001, our planet made its annual closest approach to the Sun.Listen to this story (requires RealPlayer) January 4, 2001 — This morning

Kepler’s Law Question: The Earth is closer to the sun in the winter than in the summer, according to Kepler’s law. If this is the

Seasonality

Kepler’s Law Question: According to Kepler’s law the Earth is closer to the sun in the summer winter than in the summer. If this is