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Even the absolute size of the System as a whole can be figured (with a little less accuracy). What about other objects? For comets and asteroids, small (if interesting) members of the Solar System, we can employ the same methods used with the planets. For stars we need to use the whole System–or at least that part of it we can visit. We make use of the size of the Earth’s orbit and something called parallax. Fig. 9 Finding a star’s distance by parallax: on the right is the Earth’s orbit, in the center the target star, on the left where the star appears to be when compared to even more distant objects.
As I’ve outlined it, Newtonian mechanics has been applied mostly to point masses and spheres. It can actually be extended to solid bodies of any shape, as well as fluids (liquids and gases) and many more complicated situations. In fact both the precession and nutation that I’ve mentioned in the motion of the Earth can be calculated by Newtonian physics. And one can calculate motions in a more abstract way, so that the arrows and the paths represent more than one body’s trajectory through familiar threedimensional space, or a body’s trajectory through more than spatial coordinates.
The objects, whether they are planets or pool balls, can change each other’s momenta but the sum total stays the same. Second, there is the conservation of angular momentum. Angular momentum is built up out of rotations and the distribution of mass in a rotating body, the way linear momentum is built up of motion and simple mass. You can have a light body rotating rapidly have the same angular momentum as a heavy body rotating slowly. You can also have a big, spread-out body rotating slowly but having the same angular momentum as something else with the same mass all concentrated toward the center, rotating quickly.