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AST 101 The Sun and Its Neighbours Dr. Reid and Dr. Mochnacki 1 AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid
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Our Place in the Universe AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 2
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Discuss: What is the Universe? AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 3
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However big you imagine the Universe to be, you are wrong. AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 4
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It’s bigger than that. AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 5
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Much, MUCH bigger than that. AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 6
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When you try to imagine how big the Universe is, your brain tends to compress all the space between the objects. You only imagine the things in the Universe. AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 7
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The problem stems from how we show you pictures of space. AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 8
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If the solar system stretched from Front St. to Bloor St. along Yonge St. ... AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 9
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AST 101 Fall 2010, University of Toronto, Dr. M. A. Reid 10 Jupiter would be at Adelaide St. Earth would be just south of Wellington St. Mercury would be on the other side of Front St. Uranus would be at College St. Neptune would be at Bloor St. Saturn would be just south of Yonge-Dundas Square Mars would be at Wellington St. Venus would be halfway between Front and Wellington
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