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Origin of ellipse
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NASA’s 1970s Viking Mars missions had an estimated landing ellipse of 280x100km.‘7 Minutes of Terror’: The Technology Perseverance Will Need to Survive Landing on Mars|Chris James|February 18, 2021|Singularity Hub
That spread, Rothermel found, drove outward in a thin, expanding edge along an ellipse.What the complex math of fire modeling tells us about the future of California’s forests|Amy Nordrum|January 18, 2021|MIT Technology Review
That something, according to new simulations from Nesvorny, is most likely a Neptune that slipped outward on an orbit with a just-so shape—one that falls somewhere between a perfect circle and a more severely squashed ellipse.Neptune’s bumpy childhood could reveal our solar system’s missing planets|Charlie Wood|January 8, 2021|Popular Science
The eccentricity of an ellipse is a measure of how stretched out it is.We’re the Cosmic 1 Percent But Our Solar System Isn’t a Complete Weirdo - Facts So Romantic|Sean Raymond|January 5, 2021|Nautilus
The pattern of light in your eye, on the retina, is, of course, in the shape of an ellipse.This Vision Experiment Resolved a Centuries-Old Philosophical Debate - Facts So Romantic|Jim Davies|August 14, 2020|Nautilus
A hole, though shaped like an ellipse, in which this well-hung stud had placed it would look as if a compass traced it.Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales|Yunte Huang|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On Dec. 18, a triumphant Johnson appeared on the Ellipse outside the White House to light the national Christmas tree.
In an orbit made elliptical by the planetary attraction the sun necessarily occupies one of the foci of the ellipse.
The longer axis of the ellipse is itself in constant motion in the direction in which the earth travels.
The form is an ellipse with axes of 620 and 513 feet, the building covering nearly six acres of ground.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
The disk was an impossibly long ellipse now, surrounded by a vast array of smaller bodies, fragments and contents of the ship.Greylorn|John Keith Laumer
An ellipse is a figure bounded by a continuous curve, whose nature will be shown presently.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught|Joshua Rose
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In geometry, a curve traced out by a point that is required to move so that the sum of its distances from two fixed points (called foci) remains constant. If the foci are identical with each other, the ellipse is a circle; if the two foci are distinct from each other, the ellipse looks like a squashed or elongated circle.