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Venus transit...

...throughout history

It was by studying numerous observations made by Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), that examined the trajectory of the planet Mars, that the German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) formulated his famous laws on planetary motion. These laws describe ellipses, not circles.

rudolphineIn the last years of his life, Kepler dedicated himself to creating accurate tables of the positions of the planets - Rudolphines tables - that were published in 1627 and that would allow us to know the dates of Mercury and Venus transits.

 

 

 

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