Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion Described Using Earth Satellites

See the orbits of various artificial Earth satellites and how they demonstrate Kepler’s laws of planetary motion in this animation from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio. Use this resource to observe patterns of orbital period and velocity as a function of distance from Earth—phenomena that are too big and abstract to see in a classroom—and to stimulate thinking about the universality of Kepler’s laws.

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