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Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion Quiz

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1. How do planets move according to Kepler's first law of planetary motion?

2. What does Kepler's second law, also known as the law of areas, imply about planetary motion?

3. According to Kepler's third law, the square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to what?

4. Which of the following would Kepler's laws apply to, in addition to the planets in our solar system?

5. What happens to the orbital period of a planet if the semi-major axis of its orbit doubles?

6. Kepler's law of equal areas suggests that a planet's speed is highest at which point in its orbit?

7. If two planets in the same solar system have the same orbital period, what can be inferred about their orbits according to Kepler's third law?

8. What did Kepler's laws demonstrate about the orbits of planets that was revolutionary at the time?

9. How does the distance between a planet and the Sun change during the planet's orbit according to Kepler's laws?

10. What implication does Kepler's second law have on the conservation of angular momentum in planetary orbits?