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Kepler and the Music of the SpheresJohannes Kepler the great astronomer thought it was not a coincidence that the number of perfect polyhedra was one less than the number of known planets. He set out to prove that the distances from the planets to the sun were given by spheres inside perfect polyhedra, all of which were nested inside each other. The smallest orbit, that of Mercury, was the innermost sphere. He thereby identified the five Platonic solids with the five intervals between the six known planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn; and the five classical elements. THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES THE THEORY OF THE CELESTIAL SPHERES Johannes Kepler And the Music of the Spheres:: www.skyscript.co.uk/kepler.html Celestial spheres :: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_spheres Kepler's solar system pt1:: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/K Kepler's solar system pt2:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Keplersolar JOHANNES KEPLER Johannes Kepler  Mysticism and astrology:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler#My Harmonia Mundi:: www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/07624201 MATHEMATICAL MYSTICISM Platonic solids:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_solid Metatron:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metatron OTHER ASTRONOMERS Nicolaus Copernicus:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernicus Tycho Brahe:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe Galileo Galilei:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei Isaac Newton:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Newton IMAGES OF POLYHEDRA Kepler's polyhedra:: www.georgehart.com/virtualpolyhedra/kep Miscellaneous German Polyhedral Art:: www.georgehart.com/virtualpolyhedra/art Leonardo da Vinci's Polyhedra:: www.georgehart.com/virtualpolyhedra/leo Wentzel Jamnitzer's Polyhedra:: www.georgehart.com/virtualpolyhedra/jam Polyhedron Man: George Hart:: www.sciencenews.org/articles/20011222/bo

 
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