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Could the Earth be pulled further from the Sun?

 
 
Gulfton
 
Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2022 05:05 pm
Suppose a sufficiently large body passed through our solar system and on its way out came very close to Earth. Would its gravitational attraction be able to pull the Earth a little further from the Sun, leaving the Earth with a longer orbit around the Sun?
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2023 09:04 pm
@Gulfton,
Yes.
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