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This is an impression of the largest asteroid, Ceres, now also formally designated a dwarf planet. Nobody has ever seen Ceres up close, but astronomers know that it is spherical (diameter about 1000 km) because of its mass. So I had free reign here t...
Keywords: asteroid, Ceres, dwarf planet, asteroid belt, Sun
Binary Asteroid 90 Antiope
This is an impression of the binary asteroid 90 Antiope, which orbits in the main part of the outer asteroid belt. Each asteroid is about 86 km across, orbiting its partner from a distance of 170 km and with a period of 16.5 hours. Binary asteroids a...
Keywords: asteroid, 90 Antiope, binary, asteroid belt
This is an artistic representation of the asteroid belt – and I do mean 'artistic'! I say that because I have overpopulated it. In reality, the asteroid belt, which exists between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is exceedingly thinly spread.
Keywords: asteroid, asteroid belt, Sun, planet, gas giant, terrestrial planet
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...