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Jupiter returns to Maine Solar System Model

WAGM - Oct 5, 2017
... and the northern Maine community, it is the largest solar system model in the Western Hemisphere, with both the planet diameters and distances from the Sun set to a scale of one mile equal to an astronomical unit (AU, the distance from the Sun to ...

In 5-10 years Branecraft can be mass produce for missions all around the solar system

Next Big Future - Sep 23, 2017
This Brane Craft design could generate a total of 8.2 millinewtons of thrust at 4000 s specific impulse under full sunlight at 1 astronomical unit (A.U.) from the sun. At 45-grams mass Brane Craft could accelerate at 0.18 m/s2; at least 100 times ...

KFU astronomers discovered an exoplanet together with Turkish and Japanese colleagues

Space Daily - Sep 20, 2017
The analysis of changes in radial velocities of HD208897 showed that in the vicinity of approximately 1 astronomical unit of it there is an exoplanet with a 1.4 Jupiter's mass and a period of 353 days". In the last 20 years several thousand exoplanets ...

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What is an Astronomical Unit?

Ever wondered just how long one AU is? Well here is the answer in roughly one minute!

Astronomical units, parsecs and light years, explained: fizzics.org

Free notes can be copied from here: http://www.fizzics.org Explaining the definitions of and the connections between the different units commonly used to ...

Measuring the Universe

The vast size of the universe requires special units when measuring distances. This video explains the Astronomical Unit, the Light-year and the parsec.

Class 10 1, Chapter 1B, Question 8, Astronomical Unit, Light Year, Par second


Using the Astronomical Unit (AU)