Kepler's Second Law

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Johannes Kepler's first law states that a planet has an elliptical orbit with the Sun at one of the foci. His second law states that a line drawn from the Sun to the planet will sweep out equal areas in equal times.

Contributed by: Jeff Bryant (March 2011)
Suggested by: Stephen Wolfram
Additional contributions by: Oleksandr Pavlyk
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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