Dude, I'm a cook. Describing Terra's orbit as an ellipse is within order of magnitude, and close enough to hit Mars if you keep your units straight. ;)
In case you don’t know, if you draw a circle with a compass on an 8X11 sheet of paper, the shape of earth’s orbit will easily lie within the pencil line of that circle.
... so let’s not sell Ptolemy short! ... and I mean that sincerely.
posted on 10/28/2012 10:26:13 PM PDT
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