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The Solar System Is Always Visible at Night With These Planetary String Lights

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A stellar view of the night sky, including all of our celestial neighbors, is dependent on countless factors like light pollution, the weather, and even the time of year. But you can guarantee that all of the planets in our solar system are visible when you go stargazing with this planetary string light set created by ThinkGeek.

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Illustration for article titled The Solar System Is Always Visible at Night With These Planetary String Lights

The 11-feet long string of lights includes the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and even Pluto. And even though every celestial body is exactly the same size, each two-inch glass bulb is painted to resemble the planet it’s representing. The whole set is available now for $30, and should one of the planets get destroyed—by an asteroid or an orbiting space station—you can either replace it with a standard bulb, or pick up a replacement set for an additional $20.

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Does the strand still work if we remove Pluto from the “planetary” set?

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Come to think of it, I guess if we are really being pedantic, we should remove the sun as well.