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  • That the explanation fails in detail is undoubted: it does not account for the ellipticity of the planets; it would place the sun, not in one focus, but in the centre of the ellipse; and it would make gravity directed towards the centre only under the equator.
  • Thus it has a real centre, two foci, two directrices and two vertices; the transverse axis, joining the vertices, corresponds to the major axis of the ellipse, and the line through the centre and perpendicular to this axis is called the conjugate axis, and corresponds to the minor axis of the ellipse; about these axes the curve is symmetrical.
  • The major axis of the ellipse will be along the East-West line and the minor axis will be North-South.
  • The major axis of the ellipse will be along the East-West line and the minor axis will be North-South.
  • An ellipse is an example of a curve called a conic section.

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