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Entries in this category are all related to the solar system, or the sun and all of the planets and other small bodies that revolve around it.

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3D Sun

Astronomy; Solar system

The three dimensional view of the sun. The first 3D images of the sun have been captured by NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) satellites which enable scientists to see ...

Sun

Astronomy; Solar system

The star that is orbited by all of the planets and other objects of the Solar System and that supplies the heat and light.

solar flare

Astronomy; Solar system

A sudden throwing off of burning gases from a small part of the surface of the Sun. Solar flares happen near sunspots.

solstice

Astronomy; Solar system

Either of the two times during the year when the Sun is farthest north or south of the equator.

year

Astronomy; Solar system

The period of time that it takes for a planet to make one complete orbit around the Sun is called a year.

heliocentric

Astronomy; Solar system

Having the Sun as the center. The solar system is heliocentric as compared to the geocentric.

heliotropism

Astronomy; Solar system

The growth or turning of a plant toward the Sun is called heliotropism.A field of sunflowers always face toward the Sun.

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