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What a fan­tas­tic way to show the plan­ets and moons of the So­lar Sys­tem, Sam. I do hope that earned you your Cub Scout badges! – Ed

Our eight-year-old son, Sam, has been super in­ter­ested in space and as­tron­omy for­ever. It’s some­thing he and I dis­cuss and ex­plore all the time and we now have a nice tele­scope, which we don’t use enough! Re­cently he made this model of the So­lar Sys­tem to gain his col­lec­tors badge and his as­tron­omy badge at Cubs, and he de­scribes it in his own words be­low...

“First I was beach­comb­ing when I re­alised that I had to do a Col­lec­tors badge for Cubs. So I had an idea to cre­ate a model of the So­lar Sys­tem. I have in­cluded Mer­cury, Venus, Earth, Mars, the as­ter­oid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Nep­tune, Pluto and Eris. Fun fact, Venus is the god­dess of love and Pho­bos and Deimos mean fear and ter­ror.” Andy, Sue, Grace and Sam Fos­ter (aged 8), War­wick­shire

It’s great to hear that we helped you get more out of your im­ages, An­thony! That’s a nice fi­nal im­age. – Ed

Sam’s beach­combed So­lar Sys­tem – a col­lage of space rocks of a quite dif­fer­ent kind

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