In 1609, Galileo looked through his telescope at Jupiter and saw four moons. The name of one of...

Question:

In 1609, Galileo looked through his telescope at Jupiter and saw four moons. The name of one of the moons that he saw is Io. Restate Kepler's first law for Io and Jupiter.

Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion:

Johannes Kepler formulated three laws of planetary motion, which happen to be the consequence of the Newton's Universal Gravitation Law and can be applied not only to the motion of planets around the Sun, but to any object orbiting the gravitating center, like satellite orbiting the planet.

Answer and Explanation:

Kepler's First Law in this case will state:


Io obrits Jupiter along the elliptical orbit, with the Jupiter being at one of the foci of the ellipse.


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Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion

from Basics of Astronomy

Chapter 22 / Lesson 12
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