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In our Solar System, all planets turn around the Sun in orbits. A complete loop around the Sun is called "a revolution". Also, each of the Solar System planets performs a movement around themselves in the same direction of the revolution which is "rotation". The combination of both movements defines the duration a planetary day.


JUPITER AND ITS MOONS  Will be revised soon!
Plan an observation, calculate Jupiter's mass and Jupiter Moon's period. Students will learn about Kepler Laws and how to obtain data out of astronomical observations.
Keywords: Júpiter, Kepler Laws, Solar System Planets.


THE VENUS-SUN DISTANCE  NEW VERSION!  (web tools to be updated)
Calculate the Venus-Sun distance using astronomical images from a Venus transit taken by the CESAR team. Students will learn about the movements in the Solar System and use trigonometry and parallax.
Keywords: Sun, SOHO, Transits, CESOSolar System Planets.




Solar System simulation. Credits: Infinity imaged the web