Solar System Scope Space Traveller

Whether you are a student, astronomy fan or an accidental browser you will love this real-time celestial positions with planets and constellations moving over the night sky.

You can try changing of various parameters for a better understanding of happenings in our Solar System and the Universe.

(Click here for a real-time interactive planets positions)

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Near Earth Objects

Near Earth Objects (NEOs) is an infographic project made by Zachary Vabolis Graphics designer / illustrator from Mechanicsville, MD. The data is actual data gathered from NASA's public records. Displayed are known near earth objects greater than 1000 meters in diameter and the dates that they will come closest to earth.

NEOs are comets and asteroids that have been nudged by the gravitational attraction of nearby planets into orbits that allow them to enter the Earth's neighborhood. Composed mostly of water ice with embedded dust particles, comets originally formed in the cold outer planetary system while most of the rocky asteroids formed in the warmer inner solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

by Zachary Vabolis

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The Perfect Alignment

The Orion-theory that the alignment and placement of the pyramids of Giza is widely known, though much discredited.

Whilst reading up on the theory, i came across this, alternate theory to the alignment and layout of the pyramids of the Giza plateau.

Primarily they focused on something much closer than the Orion constellation, rather they set reflect the inner planets of our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.


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NASA Creates an Alien's Eye View of Solar System

Using the Discover supercomputer — which is capable of 67 trillion calculations per second — astronomers at NASA Goddard have created a series of images of what our solar system would look like to an alien astronomer at various points in time. Their simulations track the interactions of 75,000 dust grains in the Kuiper Belt, and show that while the planets would be too dim to detect directly, aliens could deduce the presence of Neptune from its effects on the icy region. Strikingly, the images resemble one taken by Hubble of the star Fomalhaut. NASA has put out a cute video to go with the announcement as well.

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Hypergiant: VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris is a red hypergiant star located in the constellation Canis Major. At between 1800 and 2100 solar radii (approx 2.7 billion km), it is currently the largest known star in terms of relative size to our own sun (although not in terms of mass).

The size is beyond comprehension.

If you Canis replaced our own star, it would engulf everything up until Saturn.

It's width, as compared here, is just short of all the planets to Uranus.

It's BIG!