The solar system is made up of the Sun and everything that orbits or travels around the Sun. This includes the eight planets and their moons, the dwarf planets, and countless other asteroids, comets, and other small, icy objects. However, even with all of these things, most of the solar system is empty space. Our solar system is home to Earth and seven other planets.
Each planet rotates on its own axis as it revolves around the Sun. Each planet has unique characteristics and qualities that set it apart from the rest. The Sun keeps this complex arrangement in order. This unit reveals detailed data about our Sun and the planets.
It also addresses other components of our solar system, such as dwarf planets, moons, asteroids and comets. The solar system includes the Sun, the planets and moons of each planet, as well as other objects that revolve around the Sun. Although it is the closest star outside the Solar System, its light is too dim to see except with a telescope. Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System and is another of the “gas giants” like Jupiter.
You might think that Earth is a pretty big place, but Earth isn't even the biggest planet in the Solar System.