Position of planets

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Dear Sir, How are distances of different planets from the sun measured?Please explain why the different planets revolve around the sun at different orbits.

Avik Mukherjee Student (Class -IX)

-- Avik Mukherjee (avik26@vsnl.com), June 22, 2001


As you have Web access, try a search on 'orbits' and 'Kepler's Laws' to answer this question.

You will find a lot of Web pages with explanations of varying degrees of mathematical complexity.

This forum was intended for questions about the process of calculating astronomical positions and ephemerides.

Hope this helps and good luck with the homework.

-- Keith Burnett (kburnett@btinternet.com), June 23, 2001.

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