The Solar System Grand Tour

I couldn’t find a Solar System Grand Tour video I liked, so I decided to make my own, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the First Lunar Landing July 20. All 9 (yes, NINE!) planets, major moons, and spacecraft of the past and present exploring the planets. Notes: All the bodies and craft depicted here are real. Ida & Dactyl are main belt asteroids. Deep Impact impacted comet Tempel 1 (3:09) on July 4, 2005. In the Huygens probe scene (6:22), Titan’s cloud cover has been removed. As seen from Dione, Saturn’s rings are edge-on and nearly invisible. Saturn’s moons Pan (7:24) and Prometheus (7:50) are the stationary objects at screen center. Voyager 2 flew past Neptune on it’s way out of the Solar System on August 25,1989 (8:44). If some of the planets look upside down or in a strange orientation, remember that up and down are only conventions, like putting North at the top of maps. Created with Celestia ( and edited with Nero Vision. Music by Kevin MacLeod (


The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. – Deuteronomy 28:12

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Originally posted 2009-06-05 19:41:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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