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Kepler's First Law
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States that the orbit of each planet is an ellipse with the sun at one focus.
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Kepler's Second Law
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States that a line joining a planet and the Sun sweeps out equal areas during equal intervals of time.
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Kepler's Third Law
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Relates the periods and radii of planetary orbit.
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Gravitational Force
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The attractive force between two objects due to their masses.
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Gravitational Force
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Period of an Object in Orbit around the Sun
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Universal Gravitation Constant
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Speed of an Object in Orbit around the Earth
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Period of an Object in Orbit around the Earth
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Gravitational Acceleration on Earth
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The Law of Universal Gravitation
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Net Force on any Object
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Gravitational Field
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The region of space surrounding a body in which another body experiences a force of gravitational attraction.
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