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Old 06-15-2016, 09:13 AM
Leo Bloom Leo Bloom is offline
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Originally Posted by dtilque View Post
This is happening right now, but the rate of solar mass loss is so low that it's pretty negligable. AIUI, the Earth is currently moving away from the Sun about 15 cm/year, but most of that is due to tidal drag.
How is this made manifest in the elliptical orbit?

Last edited by Leo Bloom; 06-15-2016 at 09:13 AM.