Stars and Planets

What You Thought You Knew About Our Solar System

The Sun

"The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System.The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass, metals amount to less than 2%. This changes slowly over time as the Sun converts hydrogen to helium in its core. There are eight planets and a large number of smaller objects orbiting the Sun."(Nine planets)
Birth of the Solar System

Black Holes

Black holes are some of the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe, what is left behind after a star has collapsed. Researchers believe black holes may form when a star runs out of its own fuel and burns itself out. It is then crushed by its own gravitational weight.

How Did the Earth Form?

The Earth started by a large explosion also called a supernova. The bits of gases and dust began to cluster together, making big lumps. these clusters began to pull together under its own gravity.

Desmond Tisdom

Desmond Tisdom

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Resources Cited:

Nine Planets - Solar System Tour. (n.d.). Retrieved March 24, 2015, from

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