Don Dixon's Astronomical Art Portfolio

Solar System Diagrams
November 22 2016

  • 366-Evolving-Orbits
    Evolving Orbits – over time, gravitational perturbations may have caused the orbit of Pluto to become more elliptical. digital, 2004, copyright Don Dixon
  • 451 Solar System with Kuiper Objects
    Diagram shows a new way of defining the solar system as consisting of 8 planets and orbiting belts of planetoids, including the Trojan and Centaur asteroid…
  • 485-solar-system-diagram
    Diagram of the sun and planets showing their relative scale. The bluish haze beyond the orbit of Neptune represents the inner Kuiper Belt where dwell Pluto and…
  • Spacecraft Probe the Kuiper Belt
    499 - The Rosetta and New Horizons spacecraft explore different realms of the Kuiper Belt. Rosetta’s complex trajectory to rendezvous with Comet…
  • 505-solar-system-planets-to-scale
    505 Solar system planets to scale against the limb of the sun. Relative sizes are correct. Distances have been compressed. digital, 2016; © Don Dixon /…