Johannes Kepler Quote

If the moon and earth were not retained in their orbits by their animal force or some other equivalent, the earth would mount to the moon by a fifty-fourth part of their distance, and the moon fall towards the earth through the other fifty-three parts, and they would there meet, assuming, however, that the substance of both is of the same density.


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

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If the moon and earth were not retained in their orbits by their animal force or some other equivalent, the earth would mount to the moon by a...

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If the moon and earth were not retained in their orbits by their animal force or some other equivalent, the earth would mount to the moon by a...

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If the moon and earth were not retained in their orbits by their animal force or some other equivalent, the earth would mount to the moon by a...

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If the moon and earth were not retained in their orbits by their animal force or some other equivalent, the earth would mount to the moon by a...