|Mar6-13, 12:20 AM||#1|
Do planets "wave" in their orbits?
I was wondering if a planet moves up and down as they orbit the Sun due to the differing inclinations of the other planets? In other words do the planets move in a wave like motion in their orbits or is it smooth?
Thanks in advance.
|Mar6-13, 07:57 AM||#2|
If you consider their height above some (arbitrary!) plane, it roughly follows a sine curve, with one oscillation per orbit.
|Mar6-13, 09:00 AM||#3|
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