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What is the relationship between distance from the sun and period of revolution?

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Kepler’s third law exhibits the relationships between the distance of a planet from the sun and the period of its revolution. Kepler’s third law is also sometimes referred to as the law of harmonies.

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Kepler’s third law compares the orbital period and the radius of an orbit of a planet to the distance of the planet to the sun. It states mathematically that the more distant a planet is from the sun the greater its orbital period will be. The period of revolution of a planet is measured in days, weeks, months or years. For example, Earth’s period of revolution is 365 days.

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