|Dec30-12, 07:04 AM||#1|
earth revolves in eliptical path?
hi , how earlier scientist figure out that earth has elliptical motion rather than circular around sun?
|Dec30-12, 08:05 AM||#2|
You can track the relative position of earth and sun relative to stars - the orbital speed depends on our distance to the sun, if that changes the orbit has to be a (true) ellipse.
You can use observations of other planets as well, but that is tricky as those move significantly within a year.
|Dec31-12, 05:22 PM||#3|
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