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Solar System The gravitationally bound system comprising the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly
Planets An astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravit
Stars A type of astronomical object consisting of a bright light sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.
Asteroids Any astronomical object orbiting the Sun that does not show the characteristics of a planet or an active comet
Outer Space The space/area that exists between the planets in the Solar System
Gravity The attraction that pulls surfaces towards the surface of planets. Shown by the letter "g"
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas Mnemonic to help remember the order of the Planets from the Sun
Comet An icy small body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process called out-gassing producing a visible coma or tail
Dwarf Planet A body resembling a small planet but lacking certain characteristics needed to make it a planet proper
Orbit The path an object takes when travelling around a larger planet or the Sun. It is influenced by Gravity.
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