Wow, we wish we had these when we were kids. How cool! A motorized solar system that mounts right to your ceiling, and the planets orbit around the light-up sun! The motorized solar system mounts right to your ceiling, and the planets orbit around the light-up sun! Just look up at your ceiling and watch as all nine planets orbit. Listen as the audio CD takes you on a fascinating tour of our solar system. Now the best part, use the included light-pointer to locate each planet and make comets and meteors streak through the night sky! Explore the solar system right in your own room. Features nine full color detailed planets, auto shut-off after 15 minutes of operation, 15 minute audio CD that provides a guided tour through the solar system, IR remote control with built-in light pointer, and glow in the dark star stickers. Size: 20 inches in diameter. Requires four C and two AA batteries (sold separately). For ages 6 and up.
Some interesting information has come to our attention about the planet Pluto. Since it was discovered in 1930, Pluto has been considered the
ninth planet of our solar system. In 2006, at a large gathering of
astronomers from around the world, it was agreed that objects
in our solar system should be divided into three main categories:
planets, dwarf planets, and small solar system bodies.
A planet orbits only the Sun and nothing else; it is massive
enough that its gravity makes it spherical; and its gravity is
strong enough to keep the path of its orbit clear of other
objects. There are officially eight planets in our solar system.
A dwarf planet also orbits the Sun and is spherical, but its
gravity is not strong enough to clear its orbital path of other
objects. There are officially at least three dwarf planets in our
A small solar system body is not massive enough to have
gravity that can make it spherical, so its shape is irregular.
Asteroids, comets and moons are in this category. There are
many small solar system bodies.
Therefore, with these new definitions of objects in our solar
system, Pluto is no longer considered a planet. It is officially a
dwarf planet (along with two others, Ceres and Eris).
- Glow in the dark star stickers
- Size: 20 inches in diameter.
- Requires four C and two AA batteries (sold separately)
- For ages 6 and up
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