WONDER #2744: What Happens When Planets Are Retrograde?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. People can observe many patterns by watching the night sky.
  2. There is scientific proof that retrograde affects all life on Earth.
  3. Retrograde is a visual illusion that causes planets to appear to switch direction in orbit.
  4. Every planet in our solar system orbits the Sun.

Question 2 of 3

What causes retrograde?

  1. Planets often get bored of their same old orbit and decide to make a change.
  2. The planets change direction when threatened by an asteroid or comet.
  3. No one knows.
  4. 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.

  1. Mercury
  2. Earth
  3. Saturn
  4. Andromeda

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