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#1 2006-08-05 05:32:37

Devantè
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The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

http://www.nineplanets.org/

I found this site last year, while googling for some information on Phobos (one of Mars' moons). I think it is a very valuable source of information, and is good when researching something you need about science (planets). Some facts that have been newly updated, and some new pictures are the Sun are being reguarly updated and replaced with new ones (or so I have seen and been told). Very good source of information, and easy-to-remember URL, which is a good thing (like NASA's website).

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#2 2006-08-05 10:52:53

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

Great site, Devanté. Luckily the tenth planet is debateable: http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/planetlila/


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#3 2006-08-05 18:45:44

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

Very interesting find, MathsIsFun. I've never seen a picture of something in space so blurry, though. It's orbit looks pretty impressive - According to their information, it has an orbit that is the furthest away from all the planets! O_o

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#4 2006-08-06 05:13:59

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

the only problem is there are 10 actual planets, and if anything, pluto shouldnt be named a planet because of its size


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#5 2006-08-19 03:30:24

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

wonderful site Devanté, thanks. Awesome!

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#6 2006-08-25 13:58:40

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

um.... I have nothing to say.

Last edited by mikau (2006-08-25 14:26:18)


A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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#7 2006-08-25 14:23:38

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

Darn you Mikau, I just thought about posting that here. You've ruined my night and potentially my life.

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#8 2006-08-25 14:26:36

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

what did I say? I didn't say anything! ;-)


A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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#9 2006-08-25 15:44:30

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

Sorry, my recent solution of a long-standing problem of functional analysis has dazed me in such a manner that I experience hallucinations.

You kind folks should check out this article, which contains information nobody here has heard about yet, especially Mikau:

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/ … index.html

Last edited by Zhylliolom (2006-08-25 17:18:21)

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#10 2006-08-25 17:17:54

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

hahaha....


A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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#11 2006-08-25 18:17:02

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

I saw the exact thing on CNN yesterday...but still, nice read. smile

Similar to the article 'Definition of a Planet Debatable'.

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#12 2006-10-01 01:16:29

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

Poor Pluto! He no longer has a name!!


X'(y-Xβ)=0

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#13 2006-10-08 21:58:24

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

A planet should be something large enough to be round, small enough to not combust, and orbit around a star... hmmm. It sounds good enough to me, and therefore we have 30+ planets in our solar system.

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#14 2006-10-09 00:11:50

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Re: The Nine Planets 'Solar System Tour'

The definition of a planet is still debateable.

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