Earth, the sun and a bike wheel: Why your high-school textbook was wrong about the shape of Earth’s orbit

If you’ve ever been taught about how Earth orbits around the sun, you might well think our planet travels along an oval-shaped path that brings it much closer to the sun at some times of the year than at others. You’d have a good reason to think that, too: it’s how most textbooks show things.

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