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What happends when the semi major axis is longer?

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  1. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "semi major axis length" to get these possible sources:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-major_axis
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse
    http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/S/semimajor.html

    It would be helpful if you indicated what type of ellipse you are exploring (e.g., geometry, astronomy).

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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