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What would our solar system look like to extra-solar observers?  Dr Chris Stark, from the Carnigie Institute in Washington, has been trying to find out...
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What would our solar system look life from space?
« Reply #1 on: 26/07/2011 23:06:58 »
I thought this podcast was great.  However  ;D, first things first, if we want to know what our solar system looks like viewed as we would see it from outer space then why not take a piccy from one of the voyager probes like this one......


image:http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/image/planetary/solar_system/family_diagram.jpg

I don't see the dust? 


Secondly, what if the observer had different vision than we do, infra red for example?  I expect this would make our Solar system look quite different? 

One thing I did notice about this picture is the resolution is utterly shocking, 70k total image size, NASA!  to me this is a particularly iconic picture and maybe is the maximum capacity of the Voyager camera although I doubt it?
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