Science Art: Solar System by Johannes Kepler, Mysterium Cosmographicum

In the book Mysterium Comsmographicum, Johannes Kepler started mapping out how planets worked.

The idea here is that the solar system is structured according to the Platonic solids, one nesting in the other.

Later on, Kepler figured out how gravity worked and that the real geometry of planetary motion was a circle with two centers – an ellipse. But this is how he got there.