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There are more planets than stars in our galaxy. The current count orbiting our star: eight.
Beyond Neptune, a newer class of smaller worlds called dwarf planets reign, including longtime favorite Pluto.
Real-Time, Real Data: Your Galactic Neighborhood
This simulated view of our solar system runs on real data. The position of the planets, moons and spacecraft are shown where they are right now. This digital orrery (a model of the solar system) runs on a light, mobile-mobile friendly version of NASA's Eyes on the Solar System software.
This snapshot focuses on active NASA missions and select ESA missions. Showcasing the entire operating international fleet is too much of a data wallop at the moment (but we are working on it!). Active international missions such as Japan's Akatsuki Venus Orbiter and ESA and Japan's Mercury-bound BepiColombo are not yet available.
Use the HD button to upload higher resolution imagery of the planets. It may not work properly on older mobile devices. Have fun, and keep exploring.