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Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!
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.
Reason #14 Why I believe Jehovah created everything.- solar system.- the order and precision of the planets and sun are so exact and regular that we set our clocks by them. Chaos does not produce order like that, only an very intelligent mind could do that.
Science & Math with Mrs. Wade ~ A webpage with many "Space" related links for students
The Earth And The Universe: The Constituents of the Solar System
splanets distance from sun in k - Google Search
Canadian Space Agency - Astronomy Lesson Plans
astronomy - Google Search