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Track Comet ISON's Journey Around the Sun with this Paper Model - Universe Today
Planet orbits are so easy to picture – eight nearly concentric hula hoops centered on the sun. Comets are weirder. Their orbits vary from tapered ellipses shaped like cigars to completely open-ended parabolas and even hyperbolas. Comet ISON’s highly-elongated (stretched out) orbit is best described as hyperbolic, although that’s subject to change if Jupiter gets … Continue reading "Track Comet ISON’s Journey Around the Sun with this Paper Model"