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On 5 Mar 2003 at 9:00, Daniel Ajoy wrote:
> And to the original poster, when I was young I tried
> to make astronomically correct planet-paths but you
> should see how much the true eccentricity factors
> of the ellipses affect the circularity the the paths.
> It almost can't be noticed. If the true paths were
> very flat (like in teachers' drawings) humans wouldn't
> survive it.
Here is a site that explains it all:
Ok. Pluto is a "bit" eccentric but not the others
Perihelion Distance. closest point to the Sun
Aphelion Distance. farthest point from the Sun
If they had circular orbits the Perihelion Distance and the
Aphelion Distance would be exactly the same.
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