Our Solar System
Compsition of the Solar System
The solar system is composed first of inner planets, which include Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Then there is a large asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The final part of the solar system is the outer planets, which include Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Earth is the only planet in the solar system that can support life. It is the third planet from the sun, and has liquid water. In fact, more than half of the planet is covered in water.
A system of millions of stars.
The area outside of Earth's atmosphere.
The solar system consists of the sun and the planets and other bodies that revolve around it.
Star that is the central body of the solar system. It gives off light and heat.
A large body in a solar system that orbits a sun.
A body in a solar system that orbits a planet.
A small rocky body. They range in size from almost 600 miles across to tiny specks of dust.
Small bodies made of ice. When they hit Earth's atmosphere, they let off gases which make them glow.
The path of an object around a sun or planet.
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