Comet West was discovered in photographs by Richard West on August 10, 1975. It reached peak brightness in March 1976. During its peak brightness, observers reported that it was bright enough to study during full daylight. Despite its spectacular appearance, it did't cause much expectation among the popular media. The comet has an estimated orbital period of 558,000 years.

Comet West, March 1976 Comet West was discovered in photographs by Richard West on August It reached peak brightness in March

Here’s the orbital period of our solar system’s 8 major planets (how long it takes each to travel around the sun). Their size is to scale and their speed is accurate relative to Earth’s. The repetition of each GIF is proportional to their orbital period. Mercury takes less than 3 months to zoom around Sol, Neptune takes nearly 165 years.

Here’s the orbital period of our solar system’s 8...

“skunkbear: “Here’s the orbital period of our solar system’s 8 major planets (how long it takes each to travel around the sun). Their size is to scale and their speed is accurate relative.

Explanation: Based on its well-measured orbit, 3200 Phaethon (sounds like FAY-eh-thon) is recognized as the source of the meteroid stream responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower. Even though most meteor showers' parents are comets, 3200 Phaethon is a known and closely tracked near-Earth asteroid with a 1.4 year orbital period.

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The top row shows an artist’s conception of the seven planets of Trappist-1 with their orbital periods, distances from their star, radii and masses as compared to those of Earth. The bottom row shows data about Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.

Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star

Orbital Period Time of Revolution.  correlate to VanCleave #12, wk 4

Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance

spaceversetm:  How long does it take for each planet to go once around the sun?   Here’s the orbital period of our solar system’s 8 major planets (how long it takes each to travel around the sun). Their size is to scale and their speed is accurate relative to Earth’s. The repetition of each GIF is proportional to their orbital period. Mercury takes less than 3 months to zoom around Sol, Neptune takes nearly 165 years.

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I sincerely hope your New Year is full of Joy. Thanks for all the support over this orbital period. Next year's gonna be a belter #NYE2017

I sincerely hope your New Year is full of Joy. Thanks for all the support over this orbital period. Next year's gonna be a belter

As planet Venus circles the sun, it appears to go through phases that mimic those of our moon when seen through a telescope. Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun and has the highest surface temperature of any planet in our solar system, with an orbital period of about 225 Earth days. Because of its similar gravity and size, it is sometimes known as Earth’s “sister planet.” However, besides these two aspects, the two planets have almost nothing in common.

10 Weirdest Things about Venus: Magellan spacecraft radar data enabled scientists to penetrate Venus' thick clouds and create simulated views of the surface.

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Here’s the orbital period of our solar system’s 8...

quantumspork: “skunkbear: “Here’s the orbital period of our solar system’s 8 major planets (how long it takes each to travel around the sun). Their size is to scale and their speed is accurate.

NASA Exploration Systems - NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft’s orbital period to 14 days. “Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we’ve received are…

NASA Exploration Systems - NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. This will allow Juno to accomplish its science goals, while avoiding the risk of a previously-planned engine firing that would have reduced the spacecraft’s orbital period to 14 days. “Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we’ve received are…

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Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance

The objective of this science fair project is to experiment with balancing everyday objects and observing the the effects of gravity on materials.

Sumerians (5000 years ago -the same time that the Maya Calendar began - with the Fifth Great Cycle in 3114 BC)

The Sumerians believed that the Annunaki were a highly superior, advanced race. Sumer was constructed under the direction of the Annunaki. The Sumerians believed they were a race of aliens from the planet Nibiru.

Gravitation (6 of ) Calculating the Orbital Period of a Satelite

Gravitation (6 of ) Calculating the Orbital Period of a Satelite

Science Fair: Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance

Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance

This fun science fair project for grade demonstrates what Kepler's law predicts about a planet's orbital period and its distance from the sun.

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