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Periapsis vs Periapse - What's the difference?

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In astronomy|lang=en terms the difference between periapsis and periapse

is that periapsis is (astronomy) the point of a body's elliptical orbit about the system's centre of mass where the distance between the body and the centre of mass is at its minimum while periapse is (astronomy) a periapsis.

As nouns the difference between periapsis and periapse

is that periapsis is (astronomy) the point of a body's elliptical orbit about the system's centre of mass where the distance between the body and the centre of mass is at its minimum while periapse is (astronomy) a periapsis.