The Solar System

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The Solar System

The Milky Way Galaxy The sun and planets (including the Earth) lie in this galaxy. It is a huge whirlpool made up of 100 billion stars, gas, and dust. *www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/Sem536WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html

Jupiter is the giant of the solar system. Its mass is 300 times of Earth

Mercury is the planet closest to the sun! Because it orbits around the sun so quickly it was named Hermes-messenger for the Roman gods

There are 9 planets in our solar system. All of them orbit around the sun. *www.planetsforkids.org

Venus is the brightest planet in our solar system. It can be seen even in broad daylight if you know where to look.

Earth is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface. It is the only planet suitable for life.

Pluto is the farthest planet from the sun. It takes 248 and a half years for Pluto to orbit around the sun.

Saturn is the 6th planet in line from the sun. It is surrounded by rings made of ice. Three of the rings are visible from Earth.

Neptune is the third largest planet in the solar system. It is a great ball of helium and hydrogen.

Uranus has a total of 27 moons. Most of them are named after Shakespeare's, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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