Thursday, August 16, 2007

Solar System in Motion

Google, Inc

Planets, moons and asteroids, zooming across the Sky....

Why stop at 8 planets? This KML includes 95 objects from the Solar System: the planets, dwarf planets, and major planet moons and asteroids... along with 2 years of orbital data. You can turn on the orbital path for each object in the file, showing the loops and curls as they go through their retrograde and prograde motions. Or zoom in on Jupiter and recreate the observations
that led Galileo to disprove the geocentric model of the Solar System. You will need to switch to Sky in Google Earth 4.2 to view this content.

Open in Google Earth 4.2