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orbital period

(length of time for an orbiting object to complete one cycle)

An orbital period is the length of time that an orbiting object uses to make one circuit around the body it is orbiting. The time unit year is the Earth's orbital period. Variants:


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_period

Referenced by:
binary star
Callisto
COROT
DQ Tau
Europa
55 Cancri e (55 Cnc e)
51 Pegasi b (51 Peg b)
Ganymede
hot Jupiter (HJ)
Io
Kirkwood gap
long-period comet
mass
mass function
mean anomaly
minimum mass (m sin i)
moon
orbital resonance
orbit plot
rotation period
semi-major axis (a)
sidereal
stellar mass determination
stellar parameter determination
symbiotic binary
synchronous orbit
synodic period
tidal locking
Venus

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