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Planet Nine is a hypothesized massive planet, first proposed in 2014, that is
speculated to orbit far out in the Solar System. It
has not been detected formally. Instead, astronomers have inferred its presence from
perceived perturbations of the orbi...
solar system, planet, nine, gas giant, planet...
Birth of the Solar System
What you see here is an impression of our Solar
System forming, from the initial supernova that started the contraction of a
gas cloud. As the cloud collapses and spins, it gets flatter. Soon, pieces of
material in the disc begin to lump together (ac...
solar nebula, formation, accretion, planetoid, planetesimal, Sun...
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...
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
Sun, planet, animation, comet, asteroid, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, S...
Solar System Formation
Here, I show the early Solar System – well, not
necessarily our solar system. Gas and dust has
lumped together to form asteroid-sized planetesimals, and these will then come
together to form the larger bodies astronomers call planetoids. Soon, the ...
formation, accretion, planetesimal, solar nebula...
And the Sky Full of Stars
This image shows the view from a planet on the outskirts of a globular cluster such
as 47 Tucanae. These are vast assemblages of up to a million ageing stars. If our
Solar System could move to a more attractive lot of
celestial real estate, such as t...
landscape, cluster, globular cluster, star, exoplanet...
Charon is the largest of the known satellites of Pluto, the Solar System's recently demoted planet. In this image, we
see Charon as it might appear from the surface of Pluto. I imagined the surface to
look somewhat like that of Neptune's largest sate...
Charon, Pluto, Kuiper Belt, dwarf planet, landscape...
... after it had formed as viewed from the surface of the newly reconstructed Earth.
Fire still rains from the sky – the early Solar
System was a much more violent place than it is now. ...
Earth, primordial, volcanism, formation, Moon...
... places are not, well, empty. Extragalactic space is much more tenuous than
interstellar space or the space that pervades the Solar
System, but it is still not quite a void. Gas surrounds the galaxies and
exists between them in a great web-like struct ...
galaxy, cluster, supercluster, void, extragalactic...
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Flight Over Titan's Lakes
This computer animation gives us a glimpse of one of the Solar System's largest natural satellites - Titan, the
biggest moon of Saturn. Titan, which is 50% bigger than our own Moon, was the
subject of the Huygens probe in 2005, glimpsed at the end o...
Titan, Saturn, landscape, planet, animation, spacecraft, surface...