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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. Named after the Roman god of war, and often described as the “Red Planet” due to its reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide. Pictures of Mars. Image Credit: David Himes, NOAA/GSD

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How our Solar System travels through the galaxy!

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Neat little animation of our solar system in action…

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Viral Video Showing Sun’s “Vortex” Motion Is Wildly Inaccurate

helical model of our solar system: useful visualizations but demonstrably wrong in its theoretical framework

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Learn Everything About the Solar System with This Awesome Animation

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Nominations end tonight!!

I don't know what this is or where it originates but -- it's fascinating and I wish I knew more

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A Season Simulator animation to demonstrate how and why changes in photoperiod and sunlight angle occur.

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Amazing video shows the relative sizes of all the planets and stars

Star Size Comparisons Credit & Copyright: morn1415 (YouTube) How big is our Sun compared to other stars? In a dramatic and popular video featured on YouTube, the relative sizes of planets and stars are shown from smallest to largest. The above video starts with Earth's Moon and progresses through increasingly larger planets in our Solar System. Next, the Sun is shown along as compared to many of the brighter stars in our neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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