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Kepler and the Music of the Spheres

Johannes 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
Kepler's solar system pt1:: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/K
Kepler's solar system pt2:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Kepler-solar
JOHANNES KEPLER
Johannes Kepler - Mysticism and astrology:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler#My
MATHEMATICAL MYSTICISM
OTHER ASTRONOMERS
Nicolaus Copernicus:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copernicus
IMAGES OF POLYHEDRA
Miscellaneous German Polyhedral Art:: www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/art
Leonardo da Vinci's Polyhedra:: www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/leo
Wentzel Jamnitzer's Polyhedra:: www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/jam
Polyhedron Man: George Hart:: www.sciencenews.org/articles/20011222/bo

 


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