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Planets and Stars Compared
This animation compares the sizes of all the planets in the Solar System, starting with the smallest, Mercury, and increasing in size up until Jupiter. It then goes on comparing the Sun to other, larger stars. The concentric circles which appear towa...
Keywords: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Sun, star, red gi...

Outer Solar System
Here is a view of the Solar System, focusing on the giant outer planets Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn is in the foreground. Had the various elements in this image been to scale, which they are not, the orbits of the innermost planets wo...
Keywords: Sun, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Jupiter, gas giant, t...

Solar System Animation
Animation of the eight major planets in the Solar System, along with a comet and the asteroid belt. The planets are not to scale, and neither are their relative distances. Please like or subscribe to my YouTube channel....
Keywords: Sun, planet, animation, comet, asteroid, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, S...

Gliese 876
... our known planets, which are giants, orbit the central star very closely, at a distance inside or comparable to the orbit of Mercury around our Sun. In this cover image for Sky & Telescope, I show the innermost planet passing close to the star, a ...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, satellite, Gliese 876, ring, red dwarf, gas giant, star, star...

HD 209458
... der four days, at a distance of only 7 million kilometres – a fraction of the comparative gulf that separates the Sun from Mercury. There, the planet is rapidly being roasted, its atmosphere blasted away like the tail of a comet, 10,000 tons of it ...
Keywords: exoplanet, planet, hot Jupiter, HD 209458, star...

Proxima Centauri b – Flyover
... errestrial - it's made of rock and metal, like the Earth, not a fluid like say Jupiter. But it could easily be as airless as Mercury or as sterile and stifling as Venus. Personally, I think it's likely to have some sort of atmosphere. It's heavier an ...
Keywords: landscape, red dwarf, Alpha Centauri, Proxima, star, exoplanet, planet, animatio...

Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
... exhaust its hydrogen supply and swell to become a red giant. Its luminosity will balloon enormously, along with its radius. Mercury and Venus, the innermost two planets, might become completely engulfed. This image shows the Sun as it might appear f ...
Keywords: landscape, red giant, Sun, Earth, future, astronomical art...

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