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  Solar system
The remaining Kuiper belt objects are classified as Cubewanos in the main belt and scattered disk objects in the outer fringes.
Small quantities of dust are present throughout the solar system and are responsible for the phenomenon of zodiacal light.
The solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy, a spiral galaxy with a diameter of about 100,000 light years containing approximately 200 billion stars, of which our Sun is fairly typical.
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  Solar system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Small quantities of dust are present throughout the solar system and are responsible for the phenomenon of zodiacal light.
Planetary systems are generally believed to form as part of the same process which results in star formation; although, some argue that systems are formed by some kind of accidental "stellar near-collison".
The solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy, a spiral galaxy with a diameter of about 100,000 light years containing approximately 200 billion stars, of which our Sun is fairly typical.
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 List of Solar system objects by radius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For mostly spherical objects (oblate) such as planets and large planetoids, the equatorial radius is used.
The ordering is not the same as the order of a list of solar system objects by mass because some objects are denser than others.
Sol system objects arranged by diameter in metres.
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 Solar System
When a comet enters the inner Solar System, its proximity to the Sun causes its icy surface to sublimate and ionise, creating a coma; a long tail of gas and dust which is often visible with the naked eye.
The point at which the solar system ends and interstellar space begins is not precisely defined, since its outer boundaries are delineated by two separate forces: the solar wind and the Sun's gravity.
This object proved to be the first of a new population, which came to be known as the Kuiper Belt; an icy analogue to the asteroid belt of which such objects as Pluto and Charon were deemed a part.
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 Encyclopedia: List of solar system objects by mass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This list is incomplete because the masses of many minor planets are not accurately known.
The ordering is not the same as the order of a list of Solar system objects by radius because some objects are denser than others.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky.
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 List of Solar system objects by mass Online Research :: Information about List of Solar system objects by mass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Objects of mass between 1 Zettagram#Orders of magnitude and 1000 Zg.
Objects of mass between 1 Exagram#Orders of magnitude and 1000 Eg.
Several large objects (such as 2003 UB313, 31 Euphrosyne, 65 Cybele, 52 Europa, 28978 Ixion, and 90482 Orcus) are not listed because their masses on not yet given on their main articles.
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 Asteroid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The term "minor planet" (or "planetoid") carries no strong suggestion about the composition of the object or its general location in the solar system, and some argue that not every minor planet should be called an "asteroid".
See Solar System for a complete taxonomy of objects in our system, and minor planet for a taxonomy of the subplanetary objects that include asteroids.
In 1975, an asteroid taxonomic system based on color, albedo, and spectral shape was developed by Clark R. Chapman, David Morrison and Ben Zellner.
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 Kuiper-Oort
Occasionally the orbit of a Kuiper Belt object will be disturbed by the interactions of the giant planets in such a way as to cause the object to cross the orbit of Neptune.
It is estimated that there are at least 35,000 Kuiper Belt objects greater than 100 km in diameter, which is several hundred times the number (and mass) of similar sized objects in the main asteroid belt.
In 2004, the discovery of an object known as 2003 VB12 "Sedna" was announced.
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 C. List of Solar System Objects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Observations of solar system targets required tracking of the specific object by the spacecraft via a raster observation (see Section 4.5).
Therefore, observations of solar system targets in the spacecraft raster mode were forbidden.
SSOs observed in the solar system tracking mode have associated numbers in the Mission Data Base that were used to identify these targets to the mission planning system, and therefore the ISO Data Archive (IDA) contains both the target name and the associated number in this list, either of which can be used in searching.
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List of solar system objects by mass and List of solar system objects by radius.
Mars, but that calculation was based on the premise that a single object was being observed; once it was realized that there were in fact two objects instead of one, the estimated size of Pluto was revised downward.
Kuiper belt objects are minor planets, so the question arose as to whether to consider Pluto to be one too.
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 Articles - Pluto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Isaac Asimov suggested the term mesoplanet be used for planetary objects intermediate in size between Mercury, the smallest terrestrial planet with a diameter of 4879.4 km and Ceres, the largest known asteroid with a mean diameter of 950 km, which would include Pluto but not most moons.
On July 29, 2005, a Trans-Neptunian object called 2003 UB was announced, which on the basis of its magnitude and simple albedo considerations is assumed to be larger than Pluto.
This caused its discoverers to call it as the "10th planet" of the solar system, although there is no consensus yet on whether to call it a planet, and others consider the new discovery to be the strongest argument yet for demoting Pluto to the status of a minor planet.
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 List of Solar system objects - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Below is a list of Solar system objects, divided based on distance from the Sun.
See also List of noteworthy asteroids, List of asteroids for a longer list of asteroids.
Natural satellite for a complete list of moons.
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 Pluto (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Because Pluto is also the smallest planet in our solar system and has a highly eccentric orbit (which takes it inside the orbit of Neptune) there has been some debate regarding whether Pluto should be classified as a planet (see below for details).
See List of solar system objects by mass and List of solar system objects by radius.
While Pluto's identification as Planet X began to be doubted soon after its discovery, and for some decades afterwards some considered that a hypothetical tenth planet might be the true Planet X which supposedly caused anomalies in Uranus and Neptune's position, Pluto's identity as the solar system's ninth planet was unquestioned until the 1990s.
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 Swedish Institute of Space Physics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Comparative research on the evolution and dynamics of the solar system objects (planets, asteroids, comets, meteoroids) and their interaction with the solar wind, as well as research on the magnetospheres of other astrophysical objects (stars and galaxies).
Alfvén and Arrhenius (1976) proposed that the formation of the solar system is strongly influenced by plasma physics processes.The Sun, a huge cloud of plasma, is characterized by a massive and irregular escape of the upper ionized atmosphere (the solar corona), termed the solar wind.
Meteoroids belong to the smallest objects in the solar system.
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 Pluto
In the matter of Pluto the discretion of naming the new object belonged to Lowell Observatory and its director, Vesto Melvin Slipher, who, in the words of Tombaugh, was "urged to suggest a name for the new planet before someone else did".
Some agree that an astronomical object more than about 360 km in diameter, at which point the object has a tendency to become round under its own gravity, should be known as a planet.
On July 29, 2005, a Trans-Neptunian object called 2003 UB313 was announced, along with the claim that it is at least as large as Pluto, and estimated to be half again larger.
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 Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Solar System Objects other than Sun or Earth Resources
According to this Programme a system of ten core spacecraft of the listed above agencies is spatially distributed between the L1 and L2 Sun-Earth libration points to study solar-terrestrial relationship.
The studies of planets and other solar system bodies are described on a base of the researches in Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Physics of Fessenkov Astrophysical Institute (Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan).
Its fundamental mission is to promote and coordinate basic research on the understanding of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe, and on the prediction of future changes, as they affect human life.
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 Solar System Trading Cards -- Science Background
Comets are solar system leftovers; they are often described as "dirty snowballs", lumps of frozen gas and dust.
Pluto is a giant among the Kuiper belt objects but there may have been other Pluto-sized objects in the Kuiper belt, which have either been incorporated into the gas giant planets or flung outward and ejected from the solar system.
The comet-like objects in the Kuiper belt have similar orbits that are randomly inclined.
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 Science Crossword Puzzles - The Solar System
Made mainly from ices and dust, these objects can form tails millions of kilometers long when they pass near the sun.
This object is at the center of the Solar System.
This planet possesses the Solar System's most impressive system of rings.
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 SPACE.com -- Strange Miniature 'Solar Systems' Revealed
The newfound small object orbits the pulsar at a distance equal to that from the Sun to the asteroid belt, which is between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Wobbles induced by the gravity of the orbiting objects causes slight perturbations in the pulsations.
Whatever it's called, the newfound object and the other three roughly Earth-sized objects all orbit the pulsar in the same plane, just as the planets in our solar system -- with the exception of Pluto -- circle the Sun in much the same plane.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/miniature_solarsys_050207.html   (1246 words)

  
 Queen Mary University of London: Solar System Dynamics Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The evolution of meteoid streams from ejection from the parent comet to impact with the Earth.
The use of ground-based CCD astrometry to improve the orbits of the satellites of the outer planets.
Long-term evolution of orbits, stability and chaos in the solar system.
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 A Solar System Scale Model Meta Page
Boston Museum of Science's Community Solar System, Bicycle of the Solar System activity, and Size and Scale.
Colorado Scale Model Solar System and Voyage: A Scale Model Solar System For Washington DC and Beyond
There are several scale model of solar system pages out there, but at the moment (1997.Mar.04), they do not seem to be well interconnected.
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 List of solar system objects by mass at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This list is incomplete because the masses of many asteroids are not accurately known.
Several large objects (Sedna, 28978 Ixion, 50000 Quaoar, and 2004 DW) are not listed because they are not well-studied.
as the order of a list of solar system objects by mass because some objects are denser than...
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 Phenomena and Curiosities - Caution, Planets Ahead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Swirling around that fireball were particles that gathered into spherical clumps, whose gravitational fields attracted smaller clumps, and so on, eventually creating the four terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) and the four gas giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune), with Pluto, that icy enigma, playing at the outskirts.
McCartney, 48, a professor of geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and director of the Northern Maine Museum of Science, is the man behind one of the world’s largest scale models of the solar system.
Travelers wishing to explore the solar system start at the Northern Maine Museum of Science in Folsom Hall on the university campus.
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 What Lurks in the Outer Solar System?
It was the only way, he figured, to solve a baffling mystery about comets: Some comets loop through the solar system on periodic orbits of a half-dozen years or so.
This painting of the early solar system appears courtesy of scientist and artist William K. Hartmann (copyright 2001, all rights reserved).
After all, if we've learned anything in the past 10 years, it's that the outer solar system is not only dark, remote, and cold, but full of surprises as well.
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 A Spacecraft Tour of the Solar System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
All the slides included here were obtained since 1969, illustrating the tremendous increase in knowledge about the solar system that has taken place since the advent of spaceflight.
Teachers may be particularly interested in using the slides as an introduction to the solar system.
Included in the set are comparative data on solar system objects, along with a glossary, pronunciation guide, and list of references and suggested readings.
www.lpi.usra.edu /publications/slidesets/ss_tour   (174 words)

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