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MSS Question 1

Edgar Flores
Mystery Solar System #10
1a.)
Q. Predict the approximate light travel time from the star to a typical outer
solar system planet in your own Mystery Solar System. Explain your
reasoning.
A. The closest OSSP(Outer Solar System Planet) in my MSS is 4.94 AU from
its star and the farthest OSSP is 79.31 AU from the same star. Knowing that
an AU is approximately 150 million kilometers and that the speed of light is
299,792 km/s, I would estimate that it would take at least more than a light
minute but less than a light year for the stars light to reach one of its typical
OSSP
1b.)
Q. Calculate the light travel time to at least three outer solar system
planets in your MSS.
A. OSSP #1.
Distance from star is 4.94 AU
To calculate the light travel time we must first convert the distance from the planet
to its star from AU to Km
150,000,000 km
4.94 AU x
1AU
= 741,000,000 Km or 7.41 x 10^8
km
Next we find the speed of light which is 299,792 km/s
Now we input the formula t=d/v
t= 741,000,000 km/299,792 km/s = 2471.71 light seconds
Finally, we convert seconds to minutes
2471.71 light seconds x

1 light minutes
60 light seconds = 41.20 light

minutes
The light travel time from the star to OSSP #1 is 2471.71 light seconds or 41.20
light minutes.

OSSP #2.
Distance from star is 17.00 AU
To calculate the light travel time we must first convert the distance from the planet
to its star from AU to Km
150,000,000 km

17.00 AU x

1 AU

= 2,550,000,000 Km or 2.55 x

10^9 km
Next we find the speed of light which is 299,792 km/s
Now we input the formula t=d/v
t= 2,550,000,000km/299,792 km/s = 8505.90 light seconds
Finally, we convert seconds to minutes
8505.90 light seconds x

1 light minutes
60 light seconds = 141.765 light minutes

The light travel time from the star to OSSP #2 is 8505.90 light seconds or 141.765
light minutes

OSSP #3
Distance from star is 44.67 AU
To calculate the light travel time we must first convert the distance from the planet
to its star from AU to Km
150,000,000 km
44.67 AU x
1AU
= 6,700,500,000 km or 6.7005 x
10^9 km
Next we find the speed of light which is 299,792 km/s
Next we input the formula t=d/v
t= 6,700,500,000km /299792km/s=23350.50 Light Seconds
Finally we convert light seconds to light minutes
23350.50 Light Seconds x

1 light minute
60 light seconds = 389.175 Light

minutes
The light travel time from the star to OSSP #3 is 23350.50 Light Seconds or 389.175
Light Minutes.
1c.)
Q.Compare. Does your answer to b agree with your answer to a? If not
explain what went wrong.
A. My answer to b (the calculation questions) agrees with my answer to a
(the estimation question). I predicted that the light speed to a typical OSSP would
be greater than a light minute and less than a light year, and my three answers
were 41.20 light minutes, 141.765 light minutes and 389.175 light minutes.

Bonus Question
The Naming system that I have created for my solar system will be derived
from the names of musical modes. Musical modes are scales in music that are
usually made from choosing a type of scale and alternating the tonalities to acquire
a new center thus a new characteristic. The most common of these are major scales
known for their happy sound, Minor scales known for their sad sound and
dominant scales known for their unique, exotic, or as it says in their name dominant
sound.

In the table the planets will be named after a specific scale and the moons will be
named after scales that are related in sound to the planets scale name. On the left
of the table will be the original planets name and on the right will be the new
planets name. If the planets has moons then I will first state the number of the
moon and then rename it.
Inner Solar System Planet #1
Inner Solar System Planet #2
Inner Solar System Planet #3
Inner Solar System Planet #4
Outer Solar System Planet #1
OSSP #1 Large Moon #1
Outer Solar System Planet #2
Outer Solar System Planet #3
OSSP #3 Large Moon #1
OSSP #3 Large Moon #2
OSSP #3 Large Moon #3
OSSP #3 Large Moon #4
Outer Solar System Planet #4
Outer Solar System Planet #5
OSSP #5 Large Moon #1

Phrygian
Pentatonic Minor
Pentatonic Major
Mohemmedan
Ionian
Lydian
Misheberakh
Ipionian
Lydian Dominant
Semi Locrian
Ravel
Mixolydian b13
Enigmatic
Aeolian
Dorian