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    questions in astronomy today is the how our solar system formed? Not only does the answer adds an insight to other similarly forming systems, but also satisfies our curiosity about the origin of our species. It is extremely unlikely that astronomers will ever know with absolute scientific clarity how our system originated, they can however construct similar theoretical models with faiths of gaining a better understanding. With that being said a simple understanding of the current physical characteristics of our solar system would help analyze its origin. Our solar system the place we all call home, lies about 26,000 light years from the sun, the center of our galaxy (The Milky Way). The story of how planets came…

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    The Greek Solar System

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    What is the solar system? The solar system is the what we call home, it is the collection of the eight planets and their moons. These celestial objects orbit around the sun, although this was not always the case back in 140 AD Claudius Ptolemy contemplated with the idea or theory of a geocentric universe. The literal definition of geocentrism is having the earth as the center of the universe and the at the other celestial objects orbiting the earth. Theses celestial objects are called planets.…

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    Solar System Explanation

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    Solar System Explanation The parts of the solar system are the Sun, Planets, the Kuiper Belt(meteors), the Main Belt(asteroids), comets, dwarf planets, and moons. The sun is located in the center of the universe and all of the other objects orbit around it. The sun only rotates about every 25-36 Earth days. The sun is the closest star and a heat source for almost all the planets. All of the planets orbit around the sun but all at different paces. For example, It takes Earth 365 days to orbit…

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    Solar System Expanding

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    Composition of the universe; What it is made of? How is the solar system expanding? What is a black hole? How do planets form? All of these questions are pretty basic, but there is more to this universe, and how it formed, than you think. Scientists have been trying to find out the answers to all these questions, but it still is not enough for a good explanation. Without the understanding of all these questions, it is impossible to come to any firm conclusions about how the universe evolved. For…

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    Solar System Formation

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    Brianna Susnak Mini-Project #1 1. The six steps of the formation of the solar system are: • Gravitational collapse—the protostellar cloud collapses into a rotating disk. This disk increases in temperature and rotation rate, due to the conservation of energy and angular momentum. The rotating cloud is flattened into a disk, and the materials in the disk move in a circular motion. The material in this disk forms planets that orbit in the same way that the material from which they are formed…

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    Solar Systems Worksheet

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    Understand the relationship of the nine planets in our solar system to the sun by creating a three-dimensional representation. • Understand the planets relative size and their distance from the sun and the earth. Preparation: Purpose: To introduce the ideas of our solar system and enrich their understanding of the world around them Materials: • Newspaper strips torn about an inch wide • String Steps: • First I would divide the students into nine groups. Then I would assign each group a…

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    opened “YouTube”, in recommended videos, I saw a video which name is “To Scale: The Solar System”. With the curiosity, I opened and watched the video. On a dry lakebed in Nevada, A team of LA filmmakers of people build a “true illustration of our place in the universe” -- the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits. At the beginning of the video, I was immediately attracted to it. It shows nothing else, but two sentences from James (James Irwin, Apollo 15). “Getting…

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    Pluto is widely known as the tiniest planet in the solar system. Pluto is also the ninth planet closest to the sun. Pluto is now referred to as a ‘dwarf planet’ and is the smallest than any other the other planets. Though smaller than the popular planets in the solar system, Pluto is the largest dwarf planet. Some time ago, Pluto was discharged and lost its’ title to be declared a planet thanks to scientists and geographers. It is a planet that has been long overdue some attention apart from…

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    The Solar System By Krishiv There is always something that you are pondering about. From the periodic table to the circulatory system. But did you know that the majority of people wonder about the Solar System? It is the final frontier, or the one thing that is not fully discovered. There are many unique masses in the Solar System. They range from planets like the earth to rocks such as asteroids, comets, and meteors. But one thing is for certain… every mass has to orbit the sun. …

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    A comet is contained within the solar system and orbits the sun, when it is close enough to the sun, something that looks like a tail is shown, and it seems diffused. A meteor, is a meteoroid that is burnt up, whilst passing through Earth’s atmosphere. A meteorite is a meteor, that doesn’t burn up in Earth’s atmosphere, but collides with the Earth’s surface. An Asteroid, is made of rocks and metals and is contained in the solar system as well. It is very similar to a comet is extremely similar…

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