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All the planets have elliptical orbits but Uranus and Neptune have slightly different orbits than other planets on solar system.

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All orbits of the planets around the sun are elliptical orbits.

Do the inner planets and outer planets have an elliptical orbit?

Yes, all the planets have elliptical orbits around the sun, although they do not all have the same degree of eccentricity in their elliptical orbits.

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Do all planets have to be circle?

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Most planets orbit in an oval shape?

Not "most"; ALL planets have elliptical orbits.

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Does all planets have elliptical orbits?

Yes, none of the planets in our solar system have exactly circular orbits, though some are more eccentric than others.

What is the one thing that the elliptical orbits of all planets asteroids and most comets have in common?


What is responsible for Earth's elliptical orbit around sun?

As far as we are aware, there are NO astronomical bodies in perfectly circular orbits. EVERY orbit is elliptical. Elliptical orbits are the natural order of things. If a planetary system had formed with the planets in highly eccentric orbits, then over the course of a few billion years, all but a couple of the planets would have been perturbed out of the system, or into the star itself. In a planetary system in which by some far-fetched chance the planets had developed in perfectly circular orbits, then any gravitational perturbation - such as a big solar flare, an asteroid impact, or just the gravitational interaction between the other planets - would have nudged each of the planets into elliptical orbits. A perfectly circular orbit would be like balancing a table on a needle; ANY disturbance would spoil the balance.

Are planetary orbits all circular?

Planets follow elliptical orbits, it would be extremely unlikely for any natural orbit to be perfectly circular. Though the orbits of some of our solar system's planets, shrunk down to fit on a standard book page, would appear to be nearly circular.

Are MEO HEO and GEO - elliptical orbits?

All closed orbits are elliptical.

What planets have very similar shaped Orbits?

If you mean in our Solar System: All of them. All are elliptical, but all are very close to a circle.

How does the suns gravity effect the planets?

The sun's gravity causes a gravitational force to act on all of the planets. This acts as a centripetal force allowing the planets to travel in elliptical orbits.

What planet has the largest elliptical orbit?

All the planets in our solar system have elliptical orbits. The planet that has the most eccentric orbit is Mercury. The planet with the largest orbit is Neptune.

What do all the outer planets have in common?

They all have cores, made from gas and dust, have atmosphere's, orbit sun, elliptical orbits.

Which planet's orbit is most nearly circular?

Although all planets have elliptical orbits, Venus has the least eccentric orbit (eccentricity of 0.00677323, where 0 would be circular)

If the planets' orbits were circular would their distance from the sun always be the same?

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All orbits are elliptical, no matter what kind of object it is. For comets, the orbits are VERY elliptical.

Does the moon have a circular or elliptical orbit around the earth?

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What did Newton say about planets?

Newton's law of universal gravitation can be used to show that all planets orbit the sun in an elliptical path. Each planet also has gravity and keeps their own moons orbiting around them also in elliptical orbits.

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