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This webpage describes and explains Kepler's Laws of Orbital Motion. It uses an animation to demonstrate Kepler's three Laws with brief explanations included. Users may select the different laws.

This is part of the How Things Fly website and includes a "Did You Know" fact, a quiz question, the answer to a student question, and a tool for students to submit questions.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Kepler's Laws
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
= Orbits
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- General Publics
- Learners
- application/flash
- text/html
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2012 Smitsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 21, 2013 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated: Aug 28, 2013 by Ed Lee
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May 30, 2013
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Cause and effect

Author: Richard Piccioni
Posted: September 11, 2013 at 12:57AM
Source: The PSRC collection

I'm not sure the word "because" is especially well-chosen here, relating speed to the strength of the gravitational force.

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AIP Format
(Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 2012), WWW Document, (http://howthingsfly.si.edu/flight-dynamics/kepler%E2%80%99s-laws-orbital-motion).
AJP/PRST-PER
How Things Fly: Kepler's Laws of Orbital Motion, (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 2012), <http://howthingsfly.si.edu/flight-dynamics/kepler%E2%80%99s-laws-orbital-motion>.
APA Format
How Things Fly: Kepler's Laws of Orbital Motion. (2013, May 30). Retrieved October 22, 2014, from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: http://howthingsfly.si.edu/flight-dynamics/kepler%E2%80%99s-laws-orbital-motion
Chicago Format
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. How Things Fly: Kepler's Laws of Orbital Motion. Washington: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, May 30, 2013. http://howthingsfly.si.edu/flight-dynamics/kepler%E2%80%99s-laws-orbital-motion (accessed 22 October 2014).
MLA Format
How Things Fly: Kepler's Laws of Orbital Motion. Washington: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 2012. 30 May 2013. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://howthingsfly.si.edu/flight-dynamics/kepler%E2%80%99s-laws-orbital-motion>.
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