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An '''orbit''' is any path taken by one object around another object.  In the sense of space flight it refers to an object circling a central, more massive object as a result of the orbiting objects forward velocity and the central object's [[gravity|gravitational]] pull on the orbiting object.
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An '''orbit''' is any path taken by one object around another object.  In the sense of space flight it refers to an object circling a central, more massive object as a result of the orbiting objects forward velocity and the central object's [[Gravity|gravitational]] pull on the orbiting object.

Revision as of 14:11, 2 August 2005

An orbit is any path taken by one object around another object. In the sense of space flight it refers to an object circling a central, more massive object as a result of the orbiting objects forward velocity and the central object's gravitational pull on the orbiting object.