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Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was an English scientist and mathematician who lived between 1642-1727. He had one of the most brilliant minds the world has ever known. Newton developed several laws which help us understand the movement of any object.

Legend has it that seeing an apple fall gave Newton the idea that gravity, which keeps us attatched to the Earth, also controls the motion of planets and stars.


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