Solar System Las Vegas
The next time you look up at the night sky, try to identify all of the beautiful shapes it contains. Some people call these patterns and designs stars. Others refer to them as constellations or celestial objects.
Most people are familiar with some of the more famous star groups in the nighttime skies around us, suchas Ursa Major (the bear), Draco (the dragon) and Hercules (the giant). These have catchy names that seem to fit what they depict!
But there are actually over 2 million recognizable constellations in our solar system! That’s almost twice the number of cities in Nevada!
Studies show that most people can name about one-third of those2million possibilities! This is kindof shocking because we spend so much time looking up at the sky and learning about the planets and sun. Why not make this knowledge funand interesting?
That’s why I designed an interactive map where you can explore the solar system and learn about each planet’s top 10 coolest or weirdest places. You will also find lots of trivia here too!
It’s like having your own personal guide to the cosmos! And yes, the maps are fully customizable. You can easily swap out colors, add new layers and even write your own caption for each body.
This article will help you create an account on MyPlanetsMap so you can save and share these stellar inforionticles.
The planets in the solar system Las Vegas
All of us have wondered at some time what it would be like to visit one of these celestial bodies. They are all very different, with each having its own atmosphere, temperature, and chemical composition. Some even have moons!
Most people can’t go to any of them due to money (space is expensive!), but we can take a few trips here on Earth. We call this traveling or astro-planing.
Astro-planes use electricity to function so they require energy to run. Power plants supply that energy using nuclear fission, photovoltaic cells, coal, natural gas, or water power sources depending on where the fuel comes from.
We can also make an effort to reduce the energy used when flying by purchasing products that are eco-friendly and cost effective. For example, instead of buying a cheap ticket, you could invest in renewable energy tickets or frequent flyer cards to save money.
The stars in the solar system Las Vegas
As we mentioned before, there are really two different ways to organize the planets in our solar system. You have your classic order of distance from the sun (and thus from us as humans) which is sometimes referred to as an astronomical classification or taxonomy. This is typically done using either planetary size or orbital position to determine where one planet ends and another begins.
But while this method can be very helpful in understanding the positions of the various worlds in the solar system, it also creates some slight problems when trying to describe their beauty.
For example, the word “beautiful” seems rather subjective. How do you measure beauty? Does something need to glitter for it to qualify? Or does it just have to be elegant to be considered that?
And what about darkness? Some people consider the moon beautiful because of how well it reflects light off of other bodies. But if you look at it with binoculars, then it becomes less attractive. A similar thing happens with Jupiter. It takes away light from all of the other bright objects around it, making it seem even more magnificent.
As we mentioned before, the sun is our solar system’s biggest player. It takes around eight days for the sun to go through its own internal process of fusion, so it stays bright for almost every day there is in a planet's orbit.
When the sun was born 4.5 billion years ago, it took much longer than it does now because it needed more mass to fuse into heavier elements. It burned through most of its initial mass in just a few million years!
The closer a planet is to the sun, the hotter it gets. This is why you are sometimes able to see the moon when it is night and the sun is up. Because the moon is constantly being heated by the sun, it gives off some of its own light.
This is how astronomers were originally able to tell if other planets had an atmosphere and whether or not they could possibly have life in them. They would watch as a planet glowed during different times of the night and determine what element made that glow.
We also can't forget about the indirect effects the sun has on earth- temperature variations, rainfall, and even volcanism. All of these things depend on the sun's energy interacting with the ground.
Summary: The sun is important to know about because it not only lights up our world, but it influences all of the others surrounding it.
The planets that orbit the Sun
All life on Earth is related to the element called ‘hydrogen’, due to hydrogen being the most common atom in nature. Hydrogen gives off energy when it comes into contact with other elements or molecules, which means all of our atoms are either producing electricity or grabbing an amount of energy from something else.
When we think about the solar system, we usually imagine ourselves as astronauts watching the beautiful sunsets. But what people probably don’t realize is that every time you see a sunset, you’re also looking at the leftover electrons from the previous day.
As these photons collide with particles in the atmosphere, they lose some of their momentum and then fall back down towards earth! This process happens very quickly (usually within a few minutes), but this can create enough electricity for your house.
Astronauts use the energy stored during sunset times to supply power for things like sensors and communications equipment.