A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject.
—Seneca, Roman philosopher
Well, now we've made it all the way up to Chapter 8. This is when we can take what was learned from the exercises up to this point and slap it together into a more complete solar-system model. And afterward, I hope you will say, “Wow! That's kinda cool!”
This chapter will be very code heavy, because the model requires both a number of new routines and modifications to existing projects. So, as with Chapter 7 I'll be breaking with the style of the previous chapters and will not present entire code files because of their length or to avoid repetition; therefore, ...