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buy canada goose jacket Mercury, as imaged by the MESSENGER spacecraft, which was named after the messenger of the gods because it has the fastest orbit around the Sun. Image Credit: NASA/JHU/Carnegie Institution. buy canada goose jacket

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The Moon is represented by a crescent shape, which is a clear allusion to how the Moon appears in the night sky more often than not. Since the Moon is also tied to people perceptions, moods, and emotional make up, the symbol has also come to represents the mind receptivity.

A full moon captured July 18, 2008. Credit: NASA/Sean Smith

And then there the sun, which is represented by a circle with a dot in the middle. In the case of the Sun, this symbol represents the divine spirit (circle) surrounding the seed of potential, which is a direct association with ancient Sun worship and the central role Sun god played in ancient pantheons.

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We have many interesting articles on the planets here at Universe canada goose outlet niagara falls Today. For example, here is other articles including symbols of the planets and symbols of the Sun and Moon.

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Astronomy Cast has an episode on each planet, so listen to all of them in order starting with Mercury.

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