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1 article for "Parabolic Orbit"

Parabolic Orbit [Astro*Index]

An orbital path which is parabolic; i.e., the eccentricity is exactly 1.0. When comets are seen close to the Sun, their orbits are frequently represented by parabolae.

See also:
♦ Conic Section ♦ Orbit


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