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The journey of an Earth-like virtuel planet (green) from Pluto (grey) to the Sun (yellow) -heliocentric view- [Le voyage d'une planète virtuelle identique à la Terre (verte) de Pluton (grise) au Soleil (jaune) -point de vue héliocentrique-].




A virtual Earth-like planet (green) is added to the actual Solar System. Each frame of this animation displays a particular trajectory of this planet when moved from Pluto -bottom left- to the Sun -top right-. Each of these trajectories has a duration equals to one plutonian year (247 terrestrial years) and belongs to the plane of Pluto. 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 simultaneously 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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