The Solar System, Illustrated in Artist''s Conception (image) American Institute of Physics Share Print E-Mail Caption The solar system, illustrated in this artist's conception, contains both large and small objects. Researchers from Duke have proposed a new explanation for why the size diversity exists. Credit NASA Usage Restrictions This image may be used with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.