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Obliquity

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There are many terms in astronomy, and there is no doubt about that. One of which is the concept of Obliquity, more commonly known as the axial tilt. The angle between a certain rotational axis of an object and the specific perpendicular line in regards to the object’s orbital plane is better known as its […]

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Rotation Period

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The Rotation period is the time required for a body to rotate around its axis. The lower the period means the greater rotation boost it has. This differs greatly from the planet’s solar day, which would include an extra fractional rotation which is needed to furnish the portion of the planet’s orbital period during one […]

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Rotation

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A Rotation is the circular movement of an object around a point. It is the act of rotating or turning around. In astronomy, it is a phenomenon that various celestial bodies experience. Stars, planets and other celestial bodies all spin around on their axis. The rotation rate of planets in the solar system was first […]

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Synchronous Rotation

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Synchronous rotation is an astronomical term that is used to describe a celestial body orbiting another celestial body in a manner such that the orbiting body takes as long to rotate on its axis as it does to make one orbit. Therefore, it always keeps the same hemisphere pointed at the celestial body it orbits […]

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