DO YOU KNOW ?
Why Planets do not collide , Is it possible in near or distant future ?
If you know the answer then you have a potential to become an amateur in Astronomy , if you do not know then please read my article.
We don’t realize how far are certain stars and planets from Earth and others. To get a better idea of this let us consider our Solar system and its Planets. The planets never escape from pull and attraction of the Sun. They keep on moving around it in orbits that are not quite Circular.
The speed depends upon the distances from the Sun. So let us start by imagining our Head is the sun and both in its size and location in the Solar system.The head is then in the centre of number of rings of different sizes. These rings are the orbits with which the planets travel around Sun. With the Head as the centre Mercury revolving in the nearest ring is 6 metres away from the Head. It is about as big as a dot at the end of this sentence. Remember the size of the Head as size of the Sun. Venus moves around in the 2nd orbit at 11.9 metres away and is the size of the letter ‘o’.
In the third ring is our own planet Earth a bit larger than Venus. It is 16 metres from the Head that is 93,000,000 miles or 150,000,000 km away from the Sun. In the fourth ring is Mars which is smaller than Earth and 25 metres away. Next is Jupiter the largest of all planets In relation to the Head the Sun it looks like a Marble and is as far from the Head as a length of the Football field.
On sixth orbit is Saturn 12 mm in diameter and nearly twice as far away as Jupiter. Uranus is 5 mm in diameter and is twice as far away as Saturn Neptune a little smaller than Uranus is half as far away again. and Pluto which is half the size of the Earth and is eight times as far away as Jupiter. Since each of them goes around in its own orbit without ever changing we can visualize considering the comparative distances mentioned as an example that there are no chances of bumping each other, This can be explained by science as forces of gravitation keeping them in respective orbits but as God made the Universe He is also protecting his creations in totality.
. Instead of comparative distances given above only as an example I am giving below the distances of each planet from the Sun and Earth for your academic interest. Any related questions may addressed to me through www.shwoong.com .
PLANET MEAN DISTANCE FROM DISTANCE IN KM
THE SUN IN KM FROM EARTH MAX
Mercury 57,900,000 220,317,000
Venus 108,200,000 259,000,000
Earth 149,600,000 0
Mars 227,900,000 397,500,000
Jupiter 778,300,000 960,700,000
Saturn 1,427,000,000 1,646,000,000
Uranus 2,869,600,000 3,132,000,000
Neptune 4,496,600,000 4,652,580,000
Pluto 5,900,000,000 7,251,500,000
* Distances of Planets from Earth may vary as the orbits of all the planets are not circular but elliptical. Therefore maximum distances are considered above.