The Orbit of Witt DQ

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THE extreme eccentricity of the orbit of Witt's planet suggests some interesting speculations. Assuming the aphelion and perihelion distances in terms of the earth's mean distance are respectively 1˙79 and 1˙12, the planet approaches the sun in 322 days, a distance of sixty-one million miles, an average of 200,000 miles a day.

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KINGSMILL, T. The Orbit of Witt DQ. Nature 59, 416 (1899) doi:10.1038/059416a0

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