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    It says that the first planet orbits three times for every four times the second planet orbits. This is impossible.
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ps-stable.html

    It says that the first planet orbits three times for every four times the second planet orbits. This is impossible.
    Explain to me in simple English how this is impossible? The article looks correct to me. I think its what is known as orbital resonance, in this case a 3:4 resonance. Several moons in our solar system do similar.
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    The impossible thing is that they are saying that the second planet orbits faster than the first. Kepler's Third Law says that it should be the other way round
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    The impossible thing is that they are saying that the second planet orbits faster than the first. Kepler's Third Law says that it should be the other way round
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ps-stable.html

    It says that the first planet orbits three times for every four times the second planet orbits. This is impossible.
    The mistake is that you are taking the daily mail as a credible source

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