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Definition of "aphelion" in context in "A Law of Acceleration"

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A Law of Acceleration, Henry Adams, 1904

Adams, Henry. "A Law of Acceleration." Bartleby.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

In line 78, which of the following is the CLOSEST meaning of the word "aphelion" in context?

A

The movement of an object in orbit.

B

The end of time.

C

The process of evolution.

D

The furthest distance from the sun.

E

An object that is stationary.