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This is a neat little demonstration of the orbital periods of the planets.  The audio/visual combination is particularly cool.  The orbital periods are, to my mind, one of the best ways to highlight how our normative ideas of time and distance break down once we get off our little rock.

The last time Neptune was at this time of its year, the Mexican-American War was just warming up and hadn’t even become a shooting conflict yet.  It hadn’t even been discovered by human beings, yet.

A year ago on Mercury was in early January here on Earth.

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