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Question 16: Make Earth the Observer's Planet and Mars the target planet. Zero the Counter and
note the location of Mars in the Zodiac Strip. Animate the planets until Mars (the target planet)
comes back to the same place in the Zodiac Strip. How long did it take? It this number related to
either the sidereal or synodic period? Why or why not?

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