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Solar System


Solar System 101 | National Geographic


Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids - FreeSchool


The solar system planetary system

The Search for Life in the Universe Documentary - Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth


How Long Would It Take To Travel the Solar System? | Unveiled

The Solar System is the gravitationally bound system of the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. Of the objects that orbit the Sun directly, the largest are the eight planets, with the remainder being smaller objects, such as the five dwarf planets and small Solar System bodies. Of the objects that orbit the Sun indirectly—the moons—two are larger than the smallest planet, Mercury.
  • Discovery and exploration 

  • Structure and composition 

  • Formation and evolution 

  • Sun 

  • Interplanetary medium 

  • Inner Solar System 

  • Outer Solar System 

  • Comets 

  • Trans-Neptunian region 

  • Farthest regions 

  • Galactic context 

  • Visual summary