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Quote:First, is that indeed what the "extra bend" in the arc is here or is it from something else?
Quote:Second, when this happens, does that speed up the object just as our spacecraft would be sped up?
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Quote:The semimajor axis of the orbit will be reduced from 1.002 AU to 0.909 AU and the period of revolution from 1.0030 y to 0.867 y.