# Eccentricity

The degree of flattening of an ellipse. The term is applied to planetary and binary star orbits since these are ellipses.

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The degree of flattening of an ellipse. The term is applied to planetary and binary star orbits since these are ellipses.

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May 11th, 2014 at 6:24 pm

[…] orbits to scale, you will probably be disappointed – they will look like circles as their eccentricity is […]