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From Pluto to the Sun -extrapolation 1- (non linear scales) [De Pluton au Soleil -extrapolation 1- (échelles non linéaires)].




A virtual Earth-like planet (dark blue) is added to the actual Solar System; its trajectory is located between the one of Saturn and the one of Uranus. Each frame of this animation displays a particular trajectory of this planet when 2.pi rotated (see figure "The journey of an Earth-like planet (dark blue) between Saturn and Uranus"). Each of these trajectories has a duration equals to one plutonian year. For each of these intermediate trajectories, the 11-body system is visualized with the virtual planet at the origin of coordinates.

See some interesting Virtual planet points of view -on the right-hand side- (with the related Heliocentric points of view -on the left-hand side-) from this interpolation:

The Solar System with a dark blue virtual planet -heliocentric point of view- ==> The Solar System with a dark blue virtual planet -virtual planet point of view-

The Solar System with a dark blue virtual planet -heliocentric point of view- ==> The Solar System with a dark blue virtual planet -virtual planet point of view-
The Solar System with a dark blue virtual planet -heliocentric point of view- ==> The Solar System with a dark blue virtual planet -virtual planet point of view-


The relative trajectories look non periodical and even chaotic. What kind of science -astronomy in particular- could be developped in a such non regular context?

Artistic view of the Solar System viewed from a virtual planet See an artistic view.


Please, note that due to scale problems, it is almost impossible to visualize actual distances and sizes in the Solar System. Then, it is the square root of the distances to the Sun that are displayed; when the Solar System is displayed without such a non linear scaling, the inner planets are "hidden" by the Sun. Moreover, the diameter of each celestial body is multiplied by a huge arbitrary factor.


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