Jump to content
Lan Todak

When jupiter and saturn get near earth...

Recommended Posts

11 minutes ago, Lan Todak said:

Do they pull or push earth in/toward the sun?  

Well, they don't really get near the Earth.

But gravity can only pull. So does that answer your question?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

The orbits of the planets around our sun are pretty complicated, because they all affect each other to some extent. The orbits are of course not the perfect ellipses normally drawn.

But that's all obvious and well known.

It so well known that (e.g.) "In 1846, the planet Neptune was discovered after its existence was predicted because of discrepancies between calculations and data for the planet Uranus. Astronomers found the new planet almost exactly at the position predicted by the calculations of Leverrier (Adams had also calculated the position independently)." 



(For that matter, the Sun itself isn't "fixed" as such, the planets affect it: see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barycenter)

Edited by pzkpfw

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.