What Is an Elliptical Orbit?


An elliptical orbit is a term used to describe an oval shaped path of a celestial body of the planet earth and various planets in the solar system. An elliptical orbit is formed by different pull of forces like gravity.
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An elliptical orbit is a term describing an oval-shaped path of a celestial body. It is mainly used in astrophysics and astronomy and it is created by the varying pull of forces, such as gravity, on two objects, such as the Sun and a planet.
The best way to describe an elliptical orbit would be oval or egg shaped. The extent of the distortion can vary, but would be anything that is not a perfect circle.
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