Our Solar System

Explore our Solar System!

A lot of astronomy people like to think of the Solar System been made up in two parts.

We have the Inner Solar System which has Mercury, Venus, Earth and not forgetting Mars. These are closest to the sun and are called the terrestrial planets simply because the have very solid rocky surfaces.

The Outer Solar System has Jupiter,Saturn, Uranus, Neptune these are sometimes called the gas giants

Out past Neptune you’ll find the small planet of Pluto which has a solid but icier surface. Many don’t class this as a planet anymore but you can read this on the Pluto page.

These two systems are separated bythe asteroid belt

Our Solar System also contains comets, moons, dust, gas and some minor planets.

source: http://www.planetsforkids.org/

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