Mathematical resources

A project log for How Far is Mars

A project to continually display the distance to every planet

Bill SmithBill Smith 10/04/2015 at 20:540 Comments

Here's a reference source

The formulas are available to calculate the positions of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

What's cool is that one version of the formulas give the positions in X,Y,Z which makes distance calculations really simple.