In 1687, Isaac Newton published his work title: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Principia).
It combined and related the works of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo.
Newton added his own theories on universal gravitation, stating that the force of gravity not only prevents objects from flying off the earth, but also hold the hole system of sun and planets together.
Effects of Newton on Science
Newton’s work had an immense influence on the thinking of his own age and on all later scientific thought.
“Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night;
God said, “Let Newton be,” and all was light.”
The Principia gave or suggested answers to many questions about nature that had previously gone unanswered.