solar system


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n solar system the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics
    • Solar system (Astron) the sun, with the group of celestial bodies which, held by its attraction, revolve round it. The system comprises the major planets, with their satellites; the minor planets, or asteroids, and the comets; also, the meteorids, the matter that furnishes the zodiacal light, and the rings of Saturn. The satellites that revolve about the major planets are twenty-two in number, of which the Earth has one (see Moon.), Mars two, Jupiter five, Saturn nine, Uranus four, and Neptune one. The asteroids, between Mars and Jupiter, thus far discovered (1900), number about five hundred, the first four of which were found near the beginning of the century, and are called Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta.
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In literature:

Since 1684 no new body had been added to the solar system.
"Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works" by Edward Singleton Holden
Lee had a glimpse of the Solar system, a mere bunch of lights.
"The World Beyond" by Raymond King Cummings
Hated by a solar system, and hating it.
"Happy Ending" by Fredric Brown
There is no stability even in solar systems.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
Must we believe that the whole solar system was dislocated for the sake of this battle?
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
Let us then try to carry back our thoughts to the beginning of this solar system to which we belong.
"Clairvoyance" by Charles Webster Leadbeater
The evidence for this law in the solar system is complete.
"The Machinery of the Universe" by Amos Emerson Dolbear
A new solar system was established by Copernicus.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
The whole solar system can come, if they pay.
" Collection" by Daniel Errico
Without the proof they afford, we should not know how we are tied to the solar system.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
On the Proper Motion of the Solar System, Phil.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
In the rest of the solar system nothing in particular happened.
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A solar system teeming with life.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
I doubt they come from our solar system, though.
"The Invaders" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
On the same large scale, it gave a magnificent illustration of the solar system.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The trouble with the solar system is there are too many stars and planets and things in it.
"Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
There is a super-dense class, still smaller, poorer in hydrogen, than the inner planets of the solar system.
"Youth" by Isaac Asimov
Recently spaceships from another planet in the same solar system had landed on the Orbiwah world.
"Call Him Savage" by John Pollard
The paths of comets have been calculated and their return to the solar system foretold.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
The sun, carrying the whole solar system with it, is moving through space with a speed of about 10 m. per second.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

And there, with frightful listing
Through emptiness, away
Through unknown solar systems
Revolves the Milky Way.
"Night" by Boris Pasternak
There the systems, we call solar,
Equatorial and polar,
Write their lines of rushing light
On the awful leaves of night.
"Processional" by Madison Julius Cawein
And all the while he thus blasphemed
My (solar) system went its round,
My heart beat on, my head still dreamed,--
But my poor atheist was drowned.
"The Animalcule On Man" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Glimcher Realty Trust announced the completion of a 4.8-megawatt rooftop solar system at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, N.J.
From Earth to the Solar Systems at UCF.
Astronomers Question Existence of Solar System's Mystery Planet Tyche .
An odd pair of solar system objects will be meeting up in the night sky tonight: the full moon and distant Uranus .
Glenn Chaple's observing basics: Spy a solar system wanderer .
Bizarre Weather Around the Solar System.
Airport solar system still doesn't work.
A New Anthology of Our Expeditions Across the Solar System.
Asteroids are leftovers from the formation of the solar system some 4.5 billion years ago.
"They thought there was nothing new left to discover" in the solar system, Luu said.
"We discovered this big puzzle — that the matter just outside of our solar system doesn't look like the material inside," said David McComas of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
The study identifies some potential habitats in the solar system and shows how the habitability of Earth has changed.
Newly Found Baby Star's Solar System Is Youngest Ever Seen.
The greatest bass player in the history of the solar system turns 50 today.
The largest flood channels in the solar system reside on the Red Planet , in fact.

In science:

If this was the process for the outer Solar System, i.e.
Orbital Evolution of Scattered Planets
This could also explain why several authors find that the solar system is located near co-rotation.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
The second panel (B) describes the Galactic CRF reaching the solar system using the CR diffusion model, in units of the current day CRF.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
These appear to be, partly, new, and their usefulness is demonstrated by comparing with empirical data for the Sun and the rotating planets of the solar system.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
Two tests in the solar system are proposed, such that ILLTG and GR predict different results.
New Relativistic Equations of Motion and Their Comparison with the Equations from the General Relativity
TEC measurements should permit the planet’s mass, radius, and temperature to be estimated, on the basis of analogy with Solar System objects.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Understanding this stage of the star and disk formation process is therefore crucial for the understanding of the development of bodies such as are found in our own Solar System.
Turbulence driven diffusion in protoplanetary disks - chemical effects in the outer disk
The observed values at the time of birth of the solar system and in the local intertellar medium (ISM) are also shown.
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
The bar at t=8.5 represents the solar system value from Gleiss & Gloecker (1988).
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
With the typical distance to the nearest source 1012 cm and typical speed of ob ject in the solar system 106 cm s−1 , such a source will displace itself relative to the observing satellite at an angular velocity of 10−6 rad s−1 in an unpredictable direction.
Is Radiation of Quantized Black Holes Observable?
However, the typical distances to PBHs of the Galaxy are much larger than distances to PBHs of the Solar system.
Is Radiation of Quantized Black Holes Observable?
Solar system is compatible with other searches for PBHs.
Is Radiation of Quantized Black Holes Observable?
As stated earlier, the theory is constrained by the solar system experiments.
Brans-Dicke theory: Jordan vs Einstein Frame
It might be interesting to know if tests at the solar system level be used to set the the boundary conditions for a cosmological problem.
Brans-Dicke theory: Jordan vs Einstein Frame
The gravitational accelerations governing the dynamics of cosmic structures are typically orders of magnitude smaller than the one probed in our laboratories or in the solar system.
Using globular clusters to test gravity in the weak acceleration regime: NGC 7099