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Solar System Crossword Puzzle

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this article is interesting -- must research more but its presentation is quite lovely - how there is a strange symmetry in the earth and its environs...i.e. the moon and sun...

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Triton is, with a diameter of 2,700 km, the largest of Neptune’s 13 moons. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit (an orbit in the opposite direction to its planet’s rotation), which cannot have formed out of the same region as Neptune, so it must have been captured from elsewhere. Because of its retrograde orbit and composition similar to Pluto’s, Triton is thought to have been captured from the Kuiper belt.

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The planet Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and has a thick atmosphere and the fastest winds in the solar system.

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Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

Solar System Information Chart - Fast Facts about our Sun and the 8 planets plus the 5 "dwarf planets" Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Haumea and Eris

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Historic Milestone: Pluto Mission Reaches Neptune's Orbit AUG 25, 2014 // BY IAN O'NEILL: Discovery News NASA New Horizons' view of distant Neptune and Triton. NASA/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY/SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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from The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Pluto Trying To Buy Its Way Back To Big Boy Planet Status

The Milky Way Galaxy's Annual Meetings are underway, Modern Philosophers, and the big talk this year is about Pluto's attempt to get itself reinstated as a planet. My sources tell me that The Origi...

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from Mail Online

Next stop Pluto! Nasa spacecraft passes Neptune's orbit in record time

The New Horizons probe (artist's illustration top right) has passed the orbit of Neptune on its way to Pluto. Officials at Nasa in Washington DC heralded the milestone as a key moment in the mission.

Neptune orbit, receiving med-shuttle T for Terry. A tablescrap from old mocs. Also, I suddenly seem to have lost the ability to work my camera correctly.

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