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27 Feb 2024 18:04:35 EST (-0500)
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From: clipka
Date: 16 Sep 2018 20:29:23
Message: <5b9ef563$1@news.povray.org>
Am 17.09.2018 um 01:38 schrieb Kenneth:

> What I find strange about Ceres is its orbital period around the Sun-- 4,999
> years. The table of orbital periods given there shows that all the planets (and
> Pluto) naturally orbit slower the farther away they are from the Sun--

Yes, of course; that's inevitable.

> with
> Ceres being *by far* the slowest; but it's Sun-distance is *closer* than either
> Pluto or Jupiter. It should be rotating faster than Jupiter, but isn't.

Is it not?

The table linked to specifies 11.8 yrs for Jupiter, as compared to 4.599
for Ceres. That makes it faster (in terms of angular speed) than Jupiter.

(It's also faster in terms of km/s; again, inevitable.)

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