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The journey of an Earth-like planet (dark blue) between Saturn and Uranus [Le voyage d'une planète identique à la Terre (bleue sombre) entre Saturne et Uranus].

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. 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 Sun at the origin of coordinates.

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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