Asked in The Solar System
The sun and all of the bodies that circle around it including planets and moons make up the?
The sun and all of the bodies that circle around it including planets and moons make up the solar system. ...
Asked in Planetary Science
Who predict that the planets circle around the sun?
Copernicus was the first astronomer to come up with the idea of heliocentric cosmology (planets orbit the sun). ...
Asked in Planetary Science, The Solar System
Why do some planets have longer years than other planets?
a planets year is determined by how long it takes the planet to circle its sun. As a general rule the farther the planet is from its sun the longer its year will be. ...
What is the shape of the path the Earth takes and other planets take around the sun?
Each of the planets moves around the Sun in an ellipse. Usually - in the case of the planets - this ellipse is quite close to a circle. ...
Asked in Physics, Planetary Science, The Moon, Stars
How do planets revolve around the sun in the same oval or circle shape every year?
Gravity from the sun pulls the planets near it and away from it ad away foer it ...
Asked in Astronomy
How do the motions of the sun and planets reflect the disk shape of the solar nebula?
The motions of the Sun and the planets reflect to disk shape of the solar nebula because they follow the same rotation as this disk shape. The rotation of the Sun and the planets is not a perfect circle. ...
Asked in Physics, Seasons, Planetary Science, The Moon
What shape do planets trace as they orbit around the sun?
Planets orbit the sun in the shape of an ellipse, which is an elongated circle similar to an oval. When it was first discovered that the Sun is the center of the solar system, it was thought that all the planets had a circular orbit, but the calculations didn't fit. ...
Asked in Space Travel and Exploration
Do planets orbit in a circle around the sun?
All closed orbits are ellipses. That includes planets and comets around the sun, as well as the moon and all artificial satellites around the earth. A circle is just a special case of an ellipse. If everything about the orbit is just exactly perfect, then it can be a circle, but that never actually happens. ...