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Unformatted text preview: Mercury. Question 4 Surname 3 Why did you pick the Planet? Mercury has an elliptical orbit because it has an eccentricity of 0.206 (Sutter). This is because if a planet has a standard ellipticity between 0 and 1. It is considered an ellipse. Question 5 Estimate the Synodic period of Mercury in days? The synodic period refers to the time elapsed between two consecutive and identical configurations, as seen from planet earth. For planet Mercury, the sydonic period is 116 days. Question 6 Estimate the Synodic period of Venus in years? The synodic period of Venus is 19 months, which represents 1.6 years. Work Cited Sutter, Paul. “'We Don't Planet' Episode 6: Kinds of Orbits.” Space.com , Space, 2 June 2017, . . Surname 4...
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