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What did Kepler do?
November 28, 2011 11:10PM
Johannes Kepler was the man who disproved Copernicus' theory that the planets orbit the sun in an circular motion. Kepler proved that the planets orbit in an oval, or elliptical, motion.
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Who stated that the planets move around the sun like an eclipse?
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How much water does Kepler the planet have?
There is no single planet named Kepler; rather Kepler is a prefix added to the designations of planets discovered by the Kepler telescope. Several planets discovered by Kepler, including Kepler-438b, Kepler-442b, Kepler 440b, and Kepler 296f, orbit in the habitable zones of their stars, which means they might have liquid water on their surfaces. Currently we do not have the technology to determine if they actually have liquid water.