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Our Solar System and all its beauty!

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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:13 AM
The following is an ordered gallery of the heavenly bodies in our Solar System. I love the topic of space and am always in complete awe when I see images of the objects that reside particularly in our neighbourhood. I hope you all appreciate the beauty at our doorstep like I do and hopefully you enjoy my thread.


*109 times wider than Earth, and is 333,000 times heavier.
*Temp approx 5,600 °C on the surface but reaches approx 15,000,000 °C in its center.
*The light and life bringer of our existence.


*The diameter of Mercury is 4,879 km. That’s approximately 38% the diameter of Earth.
*Smaller than the biggest natural satellites in our System (Titan, Ganymede) but second most dense planet behind Earth.
*Temperature Range: −183 °C to 427 °C


*Approximately 95% the diameter of Earth.
*Hottest planet in our Solar System ranging from -45° C to 464° C
*Known as Earths Twin due to size and mass comparisons and behind The Moon is the brightest object in the night sky.


*Diameter of Earth: 12,756.28 km
*Our home planet and more dense than any other planet in our Solar System.
*70.8% of the Earths surface is Water


*Known as The Red Planet and is slightly larger than half the size of Earth.
*Temp range from -140° C to 20° C
*Mars boasts Olympus Mons, a 550 km wide and 27 km high volcano, the largest in our Solar System.


*The largest of the planets in our Solar System and about 11 times that of Earth
*Temp range from -163° C to -121° C
*The famous Great Red Spot is a massive anti-cyclonic storm which would fit three Earths within its boundaries.


*The second largest planetary body in our solar system and approx 9.4 times the size of Earth.
*Temp ranging from -191° C to -130° C
*The Rings of Saturn are among the most famous formations in our Solar System and extend up to 80,000 km above Saturns equator.


*Roughly 4 times the diameter of Earth and the third largest planet in the Solar System
*Temp range of -214° C to -205° C
*Uranus has some very odd characteristics relating to an unexplained wobble that scientest attribute to a "pull" from a large orbital body beyond Pluto and led to theorys about the famed Nibiru/ Planet X.


*At 3.9 times the diameter of Earth, Neptune is the forth largest planet in the Solar System.
*Temp range from -223° C to -220° C
*The most distant planet in our system since Pluto was downgraded to an Exo-Planet, Neptune can record Hurricane winds of up to 2,100 km/hour.

Before i wrap this up, here are some links to more images of our Solar System
Hope you all enjoyed my thread



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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:15 AM

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by Alpal

my bad i almost lost everything. thats twice in two days ive done that

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:26 AM

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

Question for you....How do "they" know that the sun is 333,000 times heavier than earth?? How do you weigh something with zero gravity and is like a billion degrees all the time?? Thanks for posting, very cool...

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by Chrisfishenstein

They don't know "for sure" and I wish they'd admit that to people instead of speaking in absolutes. Mars has warmed significantly since I was in school doing science projects on the planets. Information is always evolving and science should keep reminding us not to think their best guesses are "facts". NASA should be saying, "this is what we THINK we know about X, Y, & Z...." It'll help their credibility a lot with people like me.
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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:39 AM

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:40 AM
Thanks for such a beautiful planet show. I can never get over the contrast between Earth and the other planets, life as we know it makes all the difference. I will always see Pluto as a planet and would love to see it with its sister planet Charon. I think we are a binary system like pluto with our moon. Pity to see it downgraded.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by Chrisfishenstein

To be honest im not that clued up when it comes to astrophysics so heres an explanation from a geophysicist...

Barry Lienert, a geophysicist at the University of Hawaii, provides the following explanation. We start by determining the mass of the Earth. Issac Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation tells us that the force of attraction between two objects is proportional the product of their masses divided by the square of the distance between their centers of mass. To obtain a reasonable approximation, we assume their geographical centers are their centers of mass.

Because we know the radius of the Earth, we can use the Law of Universal Gravitation to calculate the mass of the Earth in terms of the gravitational force on an object (its weight) at the Earth's surface, using the radius of the Earth as the distance. We also need the Constant of Proportionality in the Law of Universal Gravitation, G. This value was experimentally determined by Henry Cavendish in the 18th century to be the extemely small force of 6.67 x 10-11 Newtons between two objects weighing one kilogram each and separated by one meter. Cavendish determined this constant by accurately measuring the horizontal force between metal spheres in an experiment sometimes referred to as "weighing the earth."

Knowing the mass and radius of the Earth and the distance of the Earth from the sun, we can calculate the mass of the sun (right), again by using the law of universal gravitation. The gravitational attraction between the Earth and the sun is G times the sun's mass times the Earth's mass, divided by the distance between the Earth and the sun squared. This attraction must be equal to the centripetal force needed to keep the earth in its (almost circular) orbit around the sun. The centripetal force is the Earth's mass times the square of its speed divided by its distance from the sun. By astronomically determining the distance to the sun, we can calculate the earth's speed around the sun and hence the sun's mass.

Once we have the sun's mass, we can similarly determine the mass of any planet by astronomically determining the planet's orbital radius and period, calculating the required centripetal force and equating this force to the force predicted by the law of universal gravitation using the sun's mass.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:53 AM
reply to post by JibbyJedi

Youre probably right on that one. I just wanted to share some information with the images and these are the figures i dug up. I think the info atleast gives us a relative comparison to the different climatic conditions across the solar system whether its entirely accurate or not.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by Lynda101

My pleasure
I agree with you on the Pluto subject it is a shame. was going to include it in the layout but compiling all this info took me a while and its gettin late here. I might edit the thread tomorrow and add pluto and maybe some of the moons that are more well known. thanks for your reply.

posted on May, 18 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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