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Old 05 February 2007, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by One-Fang View Post
If an object travels in a great big circle, can we say that it "circles" anything inside that circle?
You could, but the question asked which body orbits (or "revolves around") the Earth. Mars does not "orbit" the Earth -- it orbits the sun, traversing a path concentric with Earth's.

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