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Solar System

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Planet Song for Song/Solar System Song

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The Life and Death of a Planetary System

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How Solar Systems & Planets Evolve

What is an Exoplanet Documentary - Planets Beyond our Solar System

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Skylight: How Does Our Solar System Move Around the Milky Way?

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, the 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