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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:


(orbits,celestial mechanics,period)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbital_period

Referenced by pages:
binary star
Beta Pictoris b (β Pic b)
Callisto
Ceres
comet
COROT
corotation resonance (CR)
DQ Tau
extreme mass ratio inspiral (EMRI)
Europa
55 Cancri e (55 Cnc e)
51 Pegasi b (51 Peg b)
Ganymede
giant planet formation
GJ 1132 b
GJ 1214 b
Gliese 436 b (GJ 436 b)
HD 189733 b
HD 209458 b
HD 80606 b
hot Jupiter (HJ)
Io
Jupiter
Kepler-1625b
Kepler-16b
Kepler-186f
Kepler-452b
Kirkwood gap
LHS 3844 b
long-period comet
Mars
mass
mass function
mean anomaly
Mercury
minimum mass (m sin i)
moon
Neptune
OGLE-2005-BLG-3290Lb
orbital resonance
orbit plot
Planet Nine
planet demographics
Proxima b
Hulse-Taylor Binary (PSR B1913+16)
rotation period
radial velocity method
Saturn
semi-major axis (a)
sidereal
stellar mass determination
stellar parameter determination
symbiotic binary (SS)
synchronous orbit
synodic period
tidal locking
tidal Q
TOI 700 d
tomography
Uranus
Venus
WASP-33b
WASP-67b

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