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  1. November 4 (10686 bytes)
    29: ...he first country to launch a living creature into orbit. The capsule was not designed to be retrievable ...
  2. Christina of Sweden (9364 bytes)
    39: ...an alliance with Spain, a state quite outside the orbit of Sweden's influence, the first fruits of which ...
  3. Mae Jemison (5527 bytes)
    1: ...</tr></table>'''Dr Mae C. Jemison''' blasted into orbit aboard the [[Space Shuttle Endeavour]], [[Septemb...
  4. Maria Goeppert-Mayer (4176 bytes)
    7: ...ns like to couple together in what is called spin orbit coupling. This is like the Earth spinning on its ...
  5. Aristarchus (4292 bytes)
    9: ...e of a circle, the Sun lying in the middle of the orbit, and that the sphere of fixed [[star]]s, situated...
  6. Nile (13738 bytes)
    32: ... (see also the [[:Image:Nile River and delta from orbit.jpg|Nile delta]])]]
  7. Earth (30908 bytes)
    106: ...s and seven [[continent]]s. Earth's [[orbit|solar orbit]], [[vulcanism]], [[gravity]], [[greenhouse effec...
    108: Earth is actually beyond the outer edge of the orbits which would be warm enough to form liquid water....
    120: ...meteor]]s which are within the atmosphere and low orbiting satellites) is the movement to the west at a r...
    122: Earth orbits the Sun every 365.2564 mean solar days ([[sidere...
    124: The orbital speed of the Earth averages about 30 km/s, whic...
  8. Greece (54754 bytes)
    160: ...mage:Greece-001.jpg|200px|thumb|right|Greece from orbit]]
  9. People's Republic of China (40848 bytes)
    208: ...wei]] inside the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft into Earth orbit, where it remained for 21 hours, making a total o...
  10. Solar system (21174 bytes)
    1: ...e generic term for [[star]]s and the objects that orbit around them.
    22: *Sizeable objects that orbit these planets are [[Natural satellite|moon]]s. Fo...
    23: *Artificial [[satellite]]s orbiting the planets, mainly Earth, as well as probes h...
    24: *[[Dust]] and other small particles that orbit these planets form [[planetary ring]]s.
    25: ...ebris]] of artificial origin that can be found in orbit around Earth.
  11. Sun (20830 bytes)
    19: ...color="#ffffc0" colspan="2" align="center" | '''[[Orbit]]al characteristics'''
    122: ...inguish it from other "suns". Planet [[Earth]] [[orbit]]s the Sun, as do innumerable other bodies includ...
    124: The primary stellar body around which an object orbits is called ''its'' sun, and stars in a [[multiple...
    128: ...out [[1 E15 s|226 Ma]] (226 million years). The [[orbital speed]] is 217 km/s, i.e. 1 light-year in ca. 1...
    136: ...ect the shape of the Sun, although the Sun itself orbits the [[barycenter]] of the solar system, which is...
  12. Planetary system (2476 bytes)
    1: ...' consists of at least one [[star]] and various [[orbit]]ing objects (such as [[asteroid]]s, [[comet]]s, ...
    15: ...arf]] star and the first discovered to be in an [[orbital resonance]]
  13. Asteroid (24334 bytes)
    1: ...he [[asteroid belt]], with [[ellipse|elliptical]] orbits between those of [[Mars (planet)|Mars]] and [[Ju...
    10: ...ate man-made objects which have ended up in solar orbits, such as the [[Mariner IV]] probe.
    14: ... a total of 277,090 minor planets with calculated orbits, 99,906 asteroids had been calculated well enoug...
    21: ...into groups based on the characteristics of their orbits and on the details of the [[visible spectrum|spe...
    23: ===Orbit groups and families===
  14. Comet (30542 bytes)
    3: ...imes more distant than [[Pluto (planet)|Pluto]]'s orbit. Often described as "dirty snowballs", comets are...
    9: ..., and follows magnetic field lines rather than an orbital trajectory. While the solid body of the comet ...
    13: ...bit.png|thumb|400px|Comets have highly elliptical orbits. Note the two distinct tails.]]
    19: ==Orbital characteristics==
    20: ...high [[Eccentricity (orbit)|eccentricity]] of the orbit and more rapid motion when closer to the [[Sun]]]...
  15. Planet (8450 bytes)
    1: ...ry since 1995 of over 150 planet-sized objects in orbit around other stars, the problem of defining a pla...
    3: ...r formed from, aggregating from gas and dust that orbited the [[protostar]] in a dense protostellar disk ...
    32: ...otal mass of all of the other bodies in a similar orbit'' [http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/sedna/#What...
    50: ...press-rel/pr-2004/pr-22-04_pf.html]; and a planet orbiting [[Gliese 876]] that is estimated to be about 6...
    52: ...t all. There is also a class of hot Jupiters that orbit so close to their star that their atmospheres are...
  16. Space exploration (14877 bytes)
    10: ==Orbiting and reaching space==
    13: ...l in orbit on [[November 3]], [[1957]]. The first orbital flight made by a human being was [[Vostok 1]], ...
    15: ...ion Team]] launched the [[GoFast Rocket]] on a suborbital flight, the first amateur space flight. On [[Ju...
    19: ...zilian Exploration Vehicle]], launched on a [[sub-orbital]] mission. The agency's primary launch site is ...
    27: ... of the People's Republic of China|PRC flags]] in orbit during the [[Shenzhou 5]] mission.]]
  17. Mercury (planet) (22924 bytes)
    32: ...was totally locked. Because of Mercury's 3:2 spin-orbit resonance, although a sidereal day (the period of...
    34: ...pparent motion]] ceases; at perihelion, Mercury's orbital velocity then exceeds the rotational velocity; ...
    42: ! bgcolor="#ffc0c0" colspan="2" | [[Orbit]]al characteristics ([[Epoch (astronomy)|Epoch]] ...
    47: ! align="left" | Orbital [[circumference]]
    50: ! align="left" | [[Eccentricity (orbit)|Eccentricity]]
  18. Great Wall of China (10504 bytes)
    62: ... of the moon. Even its visibility from near earth orbit is questionable.
    66: From low earth orbit, about a thousand times nearer than the moon, it ...
    68: .... astronaut [[Gene Cernan]] has stated: "At Earth orbit of 160 km to 320 km high, the Great Wall of China...
  19. Galileo Galilei (33761 bytes)
    22: ...e demonstration that a planet had smaller planets orbiting it was problematic for the orderly, comprehens...
    24: ...ervation of the phases of Venus proved that Venus orbited the Sun and lent support to (but did not prove)...
    70: ...hat with sufficiently accurate knowledge of their orbits one could use their positions as a universal clo...
  20. Isaac Newton (23339 bytes)
    4: ...n]]. He would expand these laws by arguing that [[orbit]]s (such as those of [[comet]]s) were not only [[...
    57: ...hanics]], i.e., gravitation and its effect on the orbits of [[planet]]s, with reference to [[Johannes Kep...

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