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Planets and the ecliptic. (Not to scale!) The planets orbit the Sun in the same plane - it's called the ecliptic. It's almost as though they're all rolling around on a giant tabletop. BUT there is no tabletop & the orbits are slightly tilted in various ways. BTW they also don't line up nicely like this.

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Neptune was the first planet to be discovered not by the naked eye or by randoml

nice Neptune was the first planet to be discovered not by the naked eye or by randoml...

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The Solar Orbit Necklace Features The Whole Solar System!

This Solar Orbit necklace is gorgeous and is all made with star stuff, just like us! Celebrate our friendly neighborhood star stuff with this Solar Orbit

Uranus' atmosphere is dominated primarily by hydrogen and helium, with a small amount of methane that gives the "ice giant" its bluish-green tint. The planet has a ring system and 27 known moons. It's also tilted so far that it essentially orbits the sun on its side; researchers think the planet may have been knocked askew by a collision with another large body long ago. Uranus can be seen on Saturday night, via a telescope, just below the moon, it is the only green star

Midnight Planétarium is an incredible timepiece that features six bejewelled planets in our solar system accurately rotating around our Sun. The watch was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Christiaan van der Klaauw.

Midnight Planétarium is an incredible timepiece that features six bejewelled planets in our solar system accurately rotating around our Sun. The watch was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Christiaan van der Klaauw. After three years of work, Midnight Planétarium was unveiled at the annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), held every January in Geneva. The watch contains 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets accurately orbiting the sun.

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A watch that puts the solar system on your wrist

Space? Time? Spacetime? Space-spacetime-time? Man, they don't even sound like words anymore. <--- Pinning for the quote

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Neat little animation of our solar system in action…

Neat little animation of our solar system in action…I love space :)

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Who Are You Based On Your Answer To The World's Greatest Philosophical Questions?

astronomy, outer space, space, universe, scenery, landscapes, stars, nebulas, galaxies, planets, moons, skies, clouds, mountains

Some of Jupiter's moons! There are 67 confirmed moons of Jupiter. This gives Jupiter the largest number of moons with reasonably secure orbits of any planet in the Solar System.

Triadic Ballet -- i feel it's early 20th century atonal music modern dance/ ballet... the liberation of new technology was really the DEVO heyday.

The most Earth-like world yet detected beyond our solar system has been discovered, scientists say. With a radius that is just 1.5 times that of Earth, the potential planet is a so-called “super-Earth,” meaning it is just slightly larger than the Earth. The planet orbits a star similar to the sun at a distance that falls within the “habitable zone”, the region where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface. The planet, if confirmed, could be a prime candidate to host alien life.

This most beautiful system of the sun, #planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. ~~~ Isaac #Newton #space

Could you imagine this Handcrafted Grand Orrery Clockwork Solar System Model hanging from your ceiling as a light fixture... that would be amazing!

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Jupiter and Its Moons

Jupiter’s intense magnetic field generates the solar system’s largest and brightest auroras, which are 1,000 times larger than Earth’s Northern Lights. Juno’s polar orbit will allow the spacecraft to study the auroras in detail.

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I like the idea of repourposeing the changing table for a bath room or art studio...easy peasy and not hard to come by.