Our Solar System was born in the darkness of interstellar space some 4.6 billion years ago. This double sided chart provides two wonderful glimpses into our family of planets and their travels around our Sun.
The Portraits of Our Celestial Family side shows the planets to scale, lists their moons, and features essential factoids about each including distance from the Sun, density and temperature. For each of the planets colors have been processed for the most realistic effect possible.
The Solar System side charts the positions and orbits of the planets of the inner and outer solar system on two different grids. Grid coordinates are in astronomical units and degrees. Ascending and descending nodes are labeled where each orbit rises above and falls below the ecliptic. Also tracked are asteroids and comets. 60.9 cm x 45.7 cm. Laminated.