Bode's law In astronomy, empirical numerical relationship for the mean distances of the planets from the Sun, named after the German astronomer Johann Bode (1747–1826). If 4 is added to the sequence 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, and 192, the result corresponds reasonably with the mean planetary distances – Earth's distance being equal to 10. This aided the discovery of Uranus (1781), but does not work for Neptune.
Bode's law See TITIUS-BODE LAW.
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