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  • proper n. The Sun and all the heavenly bodies that orbit around it, including the eight planets, their moons, the asteroids, and comets.


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  • I have decided years ago that the Solar System is a unit with the focus at the Sun being like an axle for the large wheel that has all the weight of the wheel pulling on the Sun.

    American Chronicle

  • February 19, 2010 – On this date we celebrate the 1473 birth of Nicolaus Copernicus, creator of the modern Solar System model.

    Weekend SkyWatcher's Forecast: February 19-21, 2010 | Universe Today

  • A few minutes later they received the message from the Solar System that three cadets and two girls had left the K-7 in a destroyer just before the Solar System arrived.

    Parlor Games

  • The Orla is almost 20,000 miles away and quite busy with the Solar System, Nobody is after us.

    Parlor Games

  • In their research paper, "A strong, highly-tilted interstellar magnetic field near the Solar System," published the December 24, 2009 issue of Nature, a highly respected scientific journal, M. Opher et al report on data transmitted from Voyager, the twin spacecraft that have been exploring the outer reaches of the Solar System since 1977.

    Lawrence E. Joseph: Passing Into the Energy Cloud

  • The relative abundance of heavier elements in the Solar System suggests that this gas and dust was derived from a supernova, or supernovas - the explosion of an old, massive star.


  • It's location makes it among the best real estate in the Solar System right now and far better than Mars will be in the near future.

    The Speculist: October 2004 Archives

  • Kenmuir put in what specifics he had been able to guess at, such as the broad arc of heaven in which the object most likely was wandering, but in its final form the query amounted to: Does a very large ferrous asteroid, perturbed out of the inner Solar System, orbit through the Kuiper Belt?

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • If and when the news comes out, the Solar System will decide whether we did wrong.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • The chart of the Solar System also appears on this same sheet.

    The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 11, March 17, 1898 A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls


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