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solar system

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Definition the area that includes the sun (or any star) and everything that revolves around it
  • The comets of the Oort Cloud are in our solar system and reach a distance from the sun that is over a thousand times further than Pluto.
solar system = the area that includes the sun (or any star) and everything that revolves around it
  • The planets of our solar system orbit within a nearly flat disc called the ecliptic plane.
  • solar system = the area that includes the sun and everything that revolves around it
  • "Our friends here," he continued, "feel that it was only the fact that I still wore the glasses your Mrs Who gave you that kept me within this solar system."
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • solar system = area containing a star and everything that revolves around it
  • "That means that ships could talk to each other even when they're across the solar system," said Ender.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • solar system = the area that includes the sun and everything that revolves around it
  • You two have to date or the solar system would go out of alignment.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • solar system = the sun with the planets and other astronomical objects that revolve around it
  • I never intended even to leave our own solar system.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • solar system = area containing the sun and everything that revolves around it
  • Even in the domestic defense forces within our own solar system, there's honor to be had.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • solar system = the area that includes the sun (or any star) and everything that revolves around it
  • The only name they knew was that of Peter Wiggin, the Hegemon of Earth; the only news that came was news of peace, of prosperity, of great ships leaving the littoral of Earth's solar system, passing the comet shield and filling up the bugger worlds.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • solar system = the area that includes the sun (or any star) and everything that revolves around it
  • Inter-Planetary Launch was a city of three thousand inhabitants, breathing oxygen from the plants that also fed them, drinking water that had already passed through their bodies ten thousand times, living only to service the tugs that did all the oxwork in the solar system and the shuttles that took their cargos and passengers back to the Earth or the Moon.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • solar system = the area that includes the sun (or any star) and everything that revolves around it
  • ] We turned the pages, smiling at the crayon mustache Carter had drawn on Isaac Newton and the outdated diagrams of the solar system.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • When every planet in your solar system has exploded?
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • "They drift around in the Solar System," Alessandro told him, "and at this time each year they and the earth collide.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • In astronomy a nebula is a luminous patch in the heavens far beyond the solar system, composed of a mass of stars or condensed gases.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Professor Trelawney bent down and lifted, from under her chair, a miniature model of the solar system, contained within a glass dome.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The fashionable world—tremendous orb, nearly five miles round—is in full swing, and the solar system works respectfully at its appointed distances.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • 'Mis-ter Spark-ler!' repeated Fanny, with unbounded scorn, as if he were the last subject in the Solar system that could possibly be near her mind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • DRUMMOND You don't have much faith in the solar system.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • It is our first step out into the solar system.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • But there was something about the largest object in the solar system vanishing that tended to disrupt normal schedules.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Time on earth is keyed to a celestial clock, governed by the solar system.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real

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