The Solar System
The Solar System is our local neighbourhood in space.
The Solar System is composed of the Sun and its satellites*. The Sun's satellites include major bodies such as planets and counteless other, minor bodies such as
asteroids and comets -
anything in fact that orbits the Sun.
The Sun and planets (not to scale):
We presently know of nine planets in the Solar System. To remember their first letters in order from the Sun, remember:
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Major | Minor Bodies of the Solar System