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The Solar System

  • Mauri Valtonen
  • Joanna Anosova
  • Konstantin Kholshevnikov
  • Aleksandr Mylläri
  • Victor Orlov
  • Kiyotaka Tanikawa
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Abstract

Our Solar System has one star, the Sun, in the center. The Sun is the only significant source of light which is generated deep in the interior of the Sun by nuclear reactions. The other major bodies in the system are the planets, too small to have the high temperature and pressure to initiate nuclear reactions inside them. Therefore they shine mostly by reflected sunlight. It would be difficult to detect the planets from a great distance.

Keywords

Solar System Solar Eclipse Planetary System Astronomical Unit Kuiper Belt 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauri Valtonen
    • 1
  • Joanna Anosova
    • 2
  • Konstantin Kholshevnikov
    • 3
  • Aleksandr Mylläri
    • 4
  • Victor Orlov
    • 3
  • Kiyotaka Tanikawa
    • 5
  1. 1.University of TurkuTurkuFinland
  2. 2.University of TexasAustinUSA
  3. 3.St.Petersburg State UniversitySt.PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.St.George’s UniversitySt.George’sGrenada, West Indies
  5. 5.National Astronomical ObservatoryTokyoJapan

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