Solar system schemes help readers visualize the actual positions of the planets in the solar system. They provide an easy understanding of our earth and the solar system. The orbit diagrams of the solar system show the planes of the earth and the Comets. Comet orbit diagrams show the comets relative movement with the sun. The two main types of orbit diagrams – outer solar system orbit diagrams and inner solar system orbit diagrams. Outer solar system orbit diagrams show the positions of all asteroids and comets with semi-major axes. They also show orbits and positions of planets like Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and comets like Halley and Hale Bopp.
The outer solar system orbit diagrams and, the interior solar system diagrams
In outer solar system orbit diagrams, asteroids and comets are shown in separate colors or blocks. The interior solar system diagrams show the positions of all numbered asteroids and all numbered comets. The positions and orbits of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and Jupiter are also shown. In the diagram, asteroids and comets are represented in separate blocks or colors. Top diagrams and bottom diagrams of the interior solar system may also be plotted. The interior solar system diagram shows the position of the asteroid belt and the distribution of interplanetary dust. Separate comet and asteroid orbit diagrams can be viewed utilizing a java based orbit applet. The distribution of orbital elements for best known inner solar system asteroids and comets are shown using distribution diagrams like distribution diagram of elements for comets and asteroids, distribution diagram of elements for asteroids only, and distribution diagram of the semi-major axis. Bifurcation diagrams show selected stable and unstable orbits and the numerical iterations depending on a parameter. Solar System.