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Published in Learning & Leading with Technology, vol. 28, no. 8, May 2001.

To see where the planets are now or at any date and time you choose, go to Solar System Live (www.fourmilab.to/solar/). Make a big poster of the orbits of the planets and attach small pictures or symbols of the planets in their orbital positions. Every few days, move the symbols or pictures of the planets to their current orbital positions.

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  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy

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solar system scale model ratio fraction planet conjunction opposition

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