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What is the Actual Shape of the Orbit of a Planet Around the Sun ? - Science

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What is the actual shape of the orbit of a planet around the sun? What assumption was made by Newton regarding the shape of an orbit of a planet around the sun of deriving his inverse square rule from Kepler's third law of planetary motion?

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The shape of a planet’s orbit around the sun is elliptical.
The assumption made by Newton is that the orbit of the planet around the sun is circular.

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Lakhmir Singh Science Class 9 Physics
Chapter 3 Gravitation
Hots Questions | Q 76 | Page 104
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