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Name _________________________ Astronomy 161 – Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Winter Quarter 2008 – Prof. Martini Homework #2 Due Friday, January 25 in class Instructions Answer the following five questions in the space provided, or you may use an additional sheet of paper. Each question has equal weight. Please remember to write your name on this sheet and any additional sheets. No late homework will be accepted. To the Planet Ecliptica! You are part of a futuristic interstellar exploration team that has reached the far off planet Ecliptica, a planet that appears identical to the Earth in many respects. In fact, the only important differences are: Ecliptica’s rotation axis is exactly perpendicular to its orbit about its sun. Ecliptica’s moon, Plana, orbits Ecliptica in the same plane that Ecliptica orbits its sun. Use these differences to answer the first two questions: 1. You quickly realize that Ecliptica’s orbit about its sun has some obvious implications: Label
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2008 for the course ASTRO 161 taught by Professor Martini during the Winter '08 term at Ohio State.

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