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Johann Elert Bode

(1747—1826)


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(1747–1826)

A German astronomer who popularized the theory, known later as Bode's law, that there is a simple arithmetical relationship between the distances from the Sun to the planets of the solar system. After the discovery of Neptune, which did not conform with the ‘law’, the idea fell into disrepute.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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