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

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