Some scientist debate that the solar system was formed in a variety of ways;
however, they estimate that it was formed almost 4.6 billion years ago.
The center of our solar system is the Sun.
The Sun is not a planet, it is a star and it is the closest star to earth.
The actual distance of the sun from the earth is about 149.6 million kilometers.
Although it is a tremendous distance the sun does not appear to us that far away.
Mercury, the closest planet to the
Sun, can range from 800
degrees F in the day, and at
night, temperatures reach -280 F,
but it is not the hottest planet in
the solar system.
Venus has a lot of volcanic plains with this
covering almost 70 percent of the planet.
Venus is considered to be the hottest of all
planets in the Solar System due to
Earth is the third planet from the sun and it is ﬁfth largest planet
in the Solar System. The Earth is the densest of planets also.
The reason why Mars is called the Red Planet is because of the
many particles of iron oxide found on the surface of the planet.
Mons in Mars,
is the highest
in the Solar
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Jupiter is the biggest
of all planets found in the
Solar System of today
and the ﬁfth planet found
from the Sun.
Jupiter has a
system and has
Lo, a satellite of
Jupiter, is the
satellite found in
This is going to be made up
of 9 different but continuous
rings which are the main
rings; and there is also 3
other arcs which aren’t
continuous in features.
Saturn, the second largest
planet is known because it
has a ring system.
Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is also bigger than Mercury
and it has its own atmosphere. It’s the only moon in the
entire Solar System to be able to have this.
Uranus does have its own
ring system as well as its
own magnetosphere; along
with 27 moons known so far.
Uranus is the coldest planet in
the solar system. The planet
orbits the Sun only once for every
84 Earth years which is a length
period of time to orbit the Sun.
Neptune has almost 17 times more mass than that found on
Earth and will be smaller than Uranus which is very close to it.
Neptune is the further planet away from the Sun.
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There are eight planets in the solar system. Pluto is a Dwarf Planet.
There is a huge estimate of maybe 200 different dwarf planets out
there in the Solar System that hasn’t been discovered yet.