WONDER #2744: What Happens When Planets Are Retrograde?
Question 1 of 3
What was the main idea of this Wonder?
- People can observe many patterns by watching the night sky.
- There is scientific proof that retrograde affects all life on Earth.
- Retrograde is a visual illusion that causes planets to appear to switch direction in orbit.
- Every planet in our solar system orbits the Sun.
Question 2 of 3
What causes retrograde?
- Planets often get bored of their same old orbit and decide to make a change.
- The planets change direction when threatened by an asteroid or comet.
- No one knows.
- The planets move at different speeds and lap each other in orbit, affecting how their movement appears from Earth.
Question 3 of 3
People who follow astrology often dread ______________ retrograde, according to this Wonder.
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