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**Elliptical Orbit**[Astro*Index]

An orbital path which describes an ellipse. See Figure O1. The *eccentricity* of such orbits is greater than 0.0, but less than 1.0. This is the normal form of orbits for planets of the Solar System.

See also:

♦ Conic Section ♦ Orbit ♦ Eccentricity

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