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We went to Solar System Live (www.fourmilab.ch/solar/solar.html) and collected images of the orbital positions of the inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars for the five oppositions and four conjunctions of Earth and Mars during Earth years 2001 through 2010. At opposition, the Sun and Mars are on opposites sides of Earth, and you can draw a line segment from the Sun through Earth to Mars. At conjunction, Earth and Mars are on opposite sides of the Sun, and you can draw a line segment from Earth through the Sun to Mars.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

earth marts opposition conjunction orbit orbits solar system

Language:

English

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