Johannes Kepler Quote

But although the attractive virtue of the earth extends upwards, as has been said, so very far, yet if any stone should be at a distance great enough to become sensible compared with the earth's diameter, it is true that on the motion of the earth such a stone would not follow altogether; its own force of resistance would be combined with the attractive force of the earth, and thus it would extricate itself in some degree from the motion of the earth.


As quoted in Kepler by Walter William Bryant (1920) - Astronomia nova (1609)

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But although the attractive virtue of the earth extends upwards, as has been said, so very far, yet if any stone should be at a distance great enough ...

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But although the attractive virtue of the earth extends upwards, as has been said, so very far, yet if any stone should be at a distance great enough ...

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But although the attractive virtue of the earth extends upwards, as has been said, so very far, yet if any stone should be at a distance great enough ...

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But although the attractive virtue of the earth extends upwards, as has been said, so very far, yet if any stone should be at a distance great enough ...