Solar System

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Size of the planets compared to the sun

The solar system encompasses the sun and all the celestial bodies which orbit around it: The nine planets of astrology: (Mercury, earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) together with their moons.
The solar system also includes numerous minor planets (asteroids, Dwarf Planets,) comets, meteors, and interstellar debris including gas and dust particles.

The planetary orbits around the Sun

The planets' orbits (Pluto being quite eccentric)

The planets and the Sun drawn to scale

Sun and planets with sizes as well as distances shown to scale

See also

Mercury's size and the earth


Notes and References

  1. The suite (49 min) was written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of it is named after a planet and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. See also MusicWeb: The Planets