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1 article for "Elliptical Orbit"

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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