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.
Kepler discovered that the planets move in elliptical orbits.
All planets do not move in elliptical Orbits in the same direction .unless venus .
Elliptical orbits of the planets around the sun actually match what we observe. Newton's Theory of Universal Gravitation states that planets will move around the sun in elliptical orbits.
the outer planets move more slower bbecause the orbits are bigger
If the planets did not move in their fixed orbits they may dash each other.
Orbits help a planet move because of gravitational pull which makes the planet orbit round and round. The planets orbit around the son and the moon orbits around earth. Hope this helps!
Johannes Kepler was the first to state that planets move in elliptical orbits.
All closed gravitational orbits are ellipses, whether they're the almost-circular orbits of the planets, or the extremely eccentric orbits of the periodic comets.
closer to the sun
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The planets move intheir ellipticalorbits becauseof the gravitation of the Sun combined withthe inertial velocity of the planets(tangentialto their orbital paths). Mathematics shows the resulting orbits must be ellipses. (Some of the ellipses are in factalmost circles.)
The paths are called orbits.
That Kepler guy.
All orbits of the planets around the sun are elliptical orbits.
That refers to the fact that the planets move in orbits around the Sun, and the moons around the planets. Also, the entire Solar System orbits the Milky Way.
Planets have orbits at a different distance from the Sun. The planets that are farther from the Sun have to move farther in their orbits. They also move slower, so the combined effect is that they take longer to go once around the Sun.