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Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

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How long to orbit Milky Way’s center? | EarthSky 11/28/16 One journey of our sun and planets around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is sometimes called a cosmic year. That’s approximately 225-250 million Earth-years. Artist's concept of solar system with the Milky Way galaxy in the background.

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Planetary Glass Set

This is not fashion, why it do not go on the Geek Fashion board, but one can be sure it's geeky.

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Cassini probe captures Saturn's spectacular aurora. Generally, images of the aurora (equivalent to Earth's‘northern lights’) provide valuable information about the electromagnetic connection between the solar wind, the planet’s magnetic field (magnetosphere) and its upper atmosphere. The Daily Galaxy via Cassini/NASA.

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Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and is named after the Roman god of wealth. Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system and is best known for its fabulous rings. The rings were not known to exist until Galileo first observed them in 1610. Like Jupiter and the other gas planets, Saturn has a banded appearance in its coloration due to high winds in the atmosphere. The bands are not as distinct as those on Jupiter, however, they are very wide at the equator and easy to ...

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