Nabil is writing a science fiction novel that takes place in another galaxy. In her galaxy, all the planets travel in an elliptical orbit around their star. The majority of the plot of Nabil’s story takes place on the planet Tanus which orbits a star named Ini. The length of Tanus’ major axis is 150 million miles and the length of its minor axis is 75 million miles. The star Ini is located at a focus of the elliptical orbit.
Suppose that Nabil would like to create a model that shows the path of Tanus’ orbit around Ini. For ease of programming, Nabil would like Ini to be located at the coordinates (0, 0). Write an equation that models the movement of Tanus around Ini, where Ini is located at (0, 0). Explain the changes to your equation.
Write an equation that models the movement of Tanus around Ini, where Ini is located at (0, 0)