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How would YOU (not fancy schmancy people) calculate the distance from the earth to the sun?
@UnkleRhaukus @hartnn @experimentX @Callisto
what information do i know already?
radius of earth? radius of sun? orbit of planets? (time) orbit of earth? (time) trig and any other math/physics equations do you need more?
how would you get that?
http://spiff.rit.edu/classes/phys445/gettys/venus_ex/venus_ex.html