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sinusoidal
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I believe it is due to the attractive force between the masses of the planets and the sun and other planetary bodies

ravi623
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you are right Sinusoidal, but why not circular why only elliptical ?

fewscrewsmissing
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The gravitational pull the other planets have on one another is pretty insignificant  their force on Earth, for instance, is in the region of 10^7 N and below. I think it'd be more to do with how the planets move faster at certain points of their orbits (i.e. perihelion); search for Kepler and Kepler's Laws for more details.
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