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Animation reveals invisible center of solar system that’s not the sun – techtoday19

Our solar system orbits an invisible point at its center called the barycenter, from which its mass is evenly distributed. Even the sun orbits this point – so the center of the solar system doesn’t always align with the center of our star. Planetary scientist…

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  • Our solar system orbits an invisible point at its center called the barycenter, from which its mass is evenly distributed.
  • Even the sun orbits this point so the center of the solar system doesnt always align with the center of our star.
  • Planetary scientist James ODonoghue made an animation to show how the sun, Jupiter, and Saturn play tug of war around the solar systems barycenter.
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