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The goal of the present analysis was to apply the same data analysis approach [2,3] to the recently discovered extrasolar planetary system Kepler-62 and thus to analyze whether (i) the semi-major axis values of the planets show a long-range order, and whether (ii) the analysis predicts additional planets of this system.
BLITS is tracked to high precision by the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS), and IPIE had detected a sudden decrease of 120 meters in the semi-major axis of its orbit and a change in its spin velocity and attitude, the universe today reported.
If b denotes semi-minor axis of the ellipse and c semi-major axis of the ellipse, then the coordinates of point M will be defined in the following Eq.
where a is the semi-major axis, b is the semi-minor axis, and c is height from ground level (Porter et al.
The semi-major axis of the Earth's orbit is one astronomical unit (A.
Should Fraternite be elongated further while maintaining the total mass, it would increase the semi-major axis [a.
But n is the speed of the umbra parallel to the fundamental plane; as the curvature of the Earth elongates the outline of the shadow, so its speed relative to an observer increases by the ratio of its semi-major axis ([L.
If now a satellite is carrying a Sagnac device is in an elliptical orbit of eccentricity e and semi-major axis a we have that the radial orbital vector and the orbital velocity are given by: