Suppose a body in a circular orbit around a very heavy one. The body itself has a very light one moving in an small orbit in the same plane.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1 What is the orbit of the very light one in space?

very= 1000 times, so the heaviest= 1 million times heavier than the "smallest".

small=1/10, so the smallest distance of the very light one 0,9 times the radius of the orbit of the body around the heaviest and the largest distance of the very light one is 1,1 times the radius of the orbit of the body around the heaviest one, approximately.

2 do these numbers 0,9 and 1,1 need corrections?

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