Solar System, technical
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- Background knowledge prerequisite - None (except general knowledge and a wish to know more)
- NB This is meant for people without a background in Science and could therefore said to be a "foundation" level course or at a pre-university level. It would also be useful at level 1.
- Mathematical knowledge - Aimed at people with no background in mathematics - only knowledge of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Anything else will be provided within the course.
At right, the planets are shown in their order moving outward from the Sun.
They are scaled according to size but not to distance.
The Sun System
The Inner Solar System
- Mercury (1)
- Venus (2)
- Earth (3)
- Mars (4)
- Asteroid belt
The Outer Solar System
- Jupiter (5)
- Saturn (6)
- Uranus (7)
- Neptune (8)
- Kuiper belt (Pluto, Charon, Eris, Quaoar and the rest)
Beyond the Solar System