Content• Information about the Solar System• Law of Universal Gravitation• The planets• Planet characteristics• Natural satellites• Comets and asteroids
Information about the Solar System• It contains eight planets which orbit the sun with predictable and harmonic orbits.• The solar system contains other types of objects such as asteroids, comets, and satellites.• The solar system contains various forms of energy.
Law of Universal GravitationThe law of universal gravitation is a law that wasoriginally postulated by Isaac Newton. This lawstates that objects which have mass attract oneanother.
Planet Characteristics• The planets all have orbits which take them around the sun.• Planets orbit around the sun and rotate around their own axis.• Planets are almost spherical.
Satellites, Comets and Asteroids Name Description Example Natural Satellites A natural satellite or The Moon (Earth) , moon is a celestial Europa (Jupiter), Titan body that orbits a (Saturn) planet or smaller body, which is called its primary Comets A comet is an icy Halley, Bennet, Biela small Solar System body that, when close enough to the Sun, displays a visible a tail Asteroids Asteroids are a class Ceres, Vesta, Palas of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun.