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Problem of the Week: December 5th

December 6, 2011

Which of the following defines the ecliptic?

(A) the sun's apparent yearly path

(B) the intersection of the earth's orbital place with the celestial sphere

(C) the name of the point in the earth's orbit where it is farthest from the sun

(D) both A and B

The answer is D

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