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Kepler Spheres From the Renaissance to today

Kepler Spheres From the Renaissance to today

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Kepler was an astronomer and mathematician fascinated by Euclid's geometry. I saw in the Universe the work of a divine creator, the Perfect Geometric. In an effort to discover this geometry, he spent much of his life trying to associate the 5 Pythagorean solids with the orbits of the planets around the Sun, nesting inside each other, in what he called his "cosmic mystery", published in 1596.

Based on the dodecahedron and the spheres that arise from the crossing of its diagonals, it was able to locate the orbits of some planets. Kepler tried to give an explanation to the distances of the planetary orbits proposed by Copernicus, but attributing its origin to the Perfect Geometric, since it did not agree with the vision of Copernicus, which seemed devoid of harmony and, nevertheless, the presence of the great Geometrist, presupposed that it should contain a perfect geometry.

As more planets were discovered in the Solar System this hypothesis fell into disrepute, but its most important legacy was the idea of ​​a universe that can be explained by geometric functions.

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