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The New Map of the Solar System by Eleanor Lutz

Once again, let’s update what we know about the Solar System. Most maps of the solar system depict the eight planets as little ducks trailing the Sun, but that’s a gross oversimplification.

Recently, biologist Eleanor Lutz’s new map shows the precise orbital patterns of more than 18,000 celestial objects.

Lutz, a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington, spends her evenings turning public data sets into a work of art.

She is now working on a new project called the Atlas of Space where she used a decade’s worth of data compilations from NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other science organizations to create accurate maps of the solar system.

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