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Originally from: NASA Science News <science.news@...
Original Subject: Earth reaches its greatest distance from the Sun on the 4th of July
Original Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 13:45:05 -0500
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NASA Science News for June 30, 2000
The Earth will reach its greatest distance from
the Sun this year on the 4th of July, but don't
expect a break from the heat of northern summer.
This article discusses Earth's slightly
elliptical orbit and the effects (some
negligible, some substantial) that lopsided
orbits have on planets around the solar system.
FULL STORY at
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