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Solar system HTML5

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Summary

Relative orbits for the planets of the solar system are shown. Their proportions are respected (except for the Sun) but not the scale ratio ! Pluto's orbit is elliptical and out of the ecliptic plane.

Click on or to zoom in/out. 
Click on the celestial bodies to display their astronomical data.

Learning goals

  • To get an overview of the solar system and its main characteristics.
  • To distinguish planets from dwarf planets.

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The solar system is made up of the Sun, the planets and a multitude of small bodies orbiting the sun.

  • The Sun is a star because its mass and its internal pressure are sufficient to initiate…

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