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### 1 Kepler’s Third Law - UMass Amherst

Astronomy 114 { Summary of Important Concepts #1 1 1 Kepler’s Third Law Kepler discovered that the size of a planet’s orbit (the semi-major axis of the ellipse) is simply related to sidereal period of the orbit. If the size of the orbit (a) is expressed in astronomical units (1 AU equals the average distance

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