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Planets move in orbits that are called ellipses, which are like slightly squashed circles. They started moving in this way even before they were planets. When the Solar System was first forming, there was just a big disk of gas and dust called the Solar Nebula. The main part in the middle became the Sun, and eventually the dust and gas collapsed under gravity to form the planets, in the same direction the disk was spinning (counterclockwise).

If you want a more scientific answer, the planets are actually falling around the Sun at a rate that allows them to travel in these ellipses, which are basically just paths of curved space-time, according to Einstein.

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Who discovered the planets move in an elliptical?

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