flash animation

Orbit of Asteroid 1991VG

The student is told that asteroid 1991VG has an orbit close to Earth's and an eccentricity of .05, is given a table of dates of close approaches, and is asked to explain a pattern in the dates using elongation concepts.

keywords: asteroid, 1991VG, eccentricity, close approach, elongation

swf file: ca_renaissance_asteroid.swf