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Problem 12.5: Could this animation of a planetary orbit depict a physical situation?
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
The animation purports to model a solar system. However, the planet shown is not in a circular or an elliptical orbit (position is given in 104 km and time is given in years). Restart.
- Could this represent a physical situation?
- Why or why not?
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