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Here's how ridiculously fast we could visit everything in the solar system if we traveled at the speed of light

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Dwarf Planets of Our Solar System (Infographic) by Karl Tate In 2006 the organization responsible for classifying celestial bodies, the International Astronomical Union, decided that a new class of objects was needed. The solar system's erratic ninth planet, Pluto, was assigned to the new “dwarf planet” category along with four other bodies, all tinier than Earth’s moon. Some astronomers expect there may be as many as 50 dwarf planets in the solar system.

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Our Solar System..Science/Art Project Colored chalk and Q-tips 5th grade..McKinley School K-8 Pasadena, CA by Denistonpz

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from TheMetaPicture.com

Neat little animation of our solar system in action…

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from Mail Online

Trapped in a bubble! Scientists shed light on the Earth's galactic neighbourhood

Complex: The Sun is seen as central to our solar system, but even that is on its own journey through the Local Bubble

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from Physics & Physical Science Demos, Labs, & Projects for High School Teachers

Our Solar System to Scale

Our Solar System to Scale (I think this lesson could be easily modified for upper elementary science classes--and would make a great hook or culminating activity for a Solar System unit!)

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Planets and Sun... Relative sizes in relation to each other. - this blows my mind, to think of the earth, then these planets, the space between them, the size of our solar system, the countless other galaxies, etc. crazy...

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