Solar System, technical
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Prerequisites[edit | edit source]
- Background knowledge prerequisite - None (except general knowledge and a wish to know more)
- NB This is meant for people without a background in Science and could therefore said to be a "foundation" level course or at a pre-university level. It would also be useful at level 1.
- Mathematical knowledge - Aimed at people with no background in mathematics - only knowledge of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Anything else will be provided within the course.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
At right, the planets are shown in their order moving outward from the Sun.
They are scaled according to size but not to distance.
The Sun System[edit | edit source]
The Inner Solar System[edit | edit source]
- Mercury (1)
- Venus (2)
- Earth (3)
- Mars (4)
- Asteroid belt
The Outer Solar System[edit | edit source]
- Jupiter (5)
- Saturn (6)
- Uranus (7)
- Neptune (8)
- Kuiper belt (Pluto, Charon, Eris, Quaoar and the rest)
Beyond the Solar System[edit | edit source]
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