(urth) grumble at wolfe comment made attached to guardianarticle
dstockhoff at verizon.net
Tue Feb 8 18:00:02 PST 2011
It's a stumper. Perhaps we know more about the planets of FHOC, and this
would shed some light on what Wolfe considers possible. ???
On 2/8/2011 8:47 PM, Jack Smith wrote:
> "BTW, is there a consensus on the exact relation of the planets Blue
> and Green? Do they orbit one another as a single system, or do they
> orbit the sun on opposite sides, as do Earth and Gor?"
> They can't orbit each other or orbit on opposite sides of the sun
> because Blue and Green are farther apart and then get closer at
> conjunction. Conjunction occurs every 6 years (OBW, Ch 7), and Blue's
> year seems to be about the same as a year on the Whorl.
> I'm not sure how Blue and Green move to produce this conjunction. If
> they are about the same distance from the sun but in different orbital
> planes, they could at times be closer or more distant but conjunction
> would occur twice a year. Perhaps Blue's orbit is circular and
> Green's is more eliptical, resulting in the 6 year interval, but I
> haven't been able to figure how this would work.
> On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:06 PM, David Stockhoff
> <dstockhoff at verizon.net <mailto:dstockhoff at verizon.net>> wrote:
> BTW, is there a consensus on the exact relation of the planets
> Blue and Green? Do they orbit one another as a single system, or
> do they orbit the sun on opposite sides, as do Earth and Gor?
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