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Unformatted text preview: Astronomy Ranking Task: Keplers Laws Orbital Motion Exercise #1 Description: The figure below shows a comet traveling in an elliptical orbit around the Sun. The comet is shown as it moves through four different segments of its orbit (labeled A, B, C, and D). During each segment of the orbit the comet sweeps out the triangular shaped area shaded in gray. Assume each of the shaded triangular shaped areas has the same size. A. Ranking Instruction: Rank the time it took (from greatest to least) for the comet to move along each of the segments (A D) of the orbit. Ranking Order : Greatest 1 _______ 2 _______ 3 _______ 4 _______ Least Or, the time to travel each segment would be the same. ______ (indicate with check mark). Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Copyright 2005 Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team University of Arizona Copyright 2005 Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team University of Arizona B. Ranking Instructions: Rank the distance (from greatest to least) the comet traveled during each of the segments (A D) of the orbit. Ranking Order: Greatest 1 _______ 2 _______ 3 _______ 4 _______ Least Or, the distance traveled during each segment would be the same. ______ (indicate with check mark). Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________...
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