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  • Orbital eccentricity[1]

DescriptionEdit

  • The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical body is the amount by which its orbit deviates from a perfect circle, where 0 is perfectly circular, and 1.0 is a parabola, and no longer a closed orbit.[1]

Eccentricity in astronomyEdit

  • In theory, an exoplanet with high eccentricity would have major temperature changes during its orbital period as it would be at different distance from its parent star.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_eccentricity

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