Re: A question about planet motion

Posted by dogrock on Mar 11, 2002 at 17:03

Re: A question about planet motion (Mike Kremer)

Makes sense, trying to visualise it. The longer it takes a planet to go round the sun the more drawn out the spiral, and as it happens in this case the wider, wonder are all their paths the same length over a given time toward the G. Attractor, the sun possible traveling on the tightest spiral, I know it moves but isnt mostly important as it orbits nothing. It would mean they are all travelling at the same speed, or else their speeds are balanced out over each orbit. Think the former makes more sence as it is simpler but would contradict the speeding up as planets get closer to the sun. Am aware this speeding up is probably a mathimatical description, but not sure.

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