POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.object-collection : SolarSystemOrrery : Re: SolarSystemOrrery Server Time
27 Feb 2024 19:13:33 EST (-0500)
  Re: SolarSystemOrrery  
From: Kenneth
Date: 16 Sep 2018 19:40:01
Message: <web.5b9ee985a37e2080a47873e10@news.povray.org>
"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> https://www.windows2universe.org/our_solar_system/planets_orbits_table.html

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-- 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. Maybe
it's caught in some kind of gravitational tug-of-war with Jupiter and the Sun?

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