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The Solar System

The Sun,eight planets, satellites and some other celestial bodies known as asteroids and meteoroids form the solar system.We often call it a solar system with the sun as it's Head.

The Sun

The sun is in the centre of the solar system.It is huge and made up of extremely hot gases.It provides the pulling force that binds the solar system.The sun is the ultimate source of heat and light for the solar system.But that tremendous heat is not felt so much by us because despite being our nearest star,it is far away from us.The sun is about 150 million km away from the earth.


There are 8 planets in our solar system.In order of their distance from the sun,they are:

  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
  5. Jupiter
  6. Saturn
  7. Uranus
  8. Neptune