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Solar System

Solar System includes planets, moon, our sun, asteroids, comets, kuiper belt, oort cloud, asteroid belt, dwarf planets and other objects. There are 8 planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto is a dwarf planet. Asteroid Belt lies between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Beyond Neptune's orbit lies the Kuiper belt and the Oort Cloud. Our Solar System is located in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Closest star to Earth is our Sun. Humans have only visited our moon, however, in the future they may explore beyond Earth orbit and possibly to asteroids and Mars.

Hale-Bopp Comet

Hale-Bopp Comet was the first comet to be discovered by a small amateur telescope. The Great Comet of 1997 grabbed headlines when it lit...

The Planet Mercury

The Planet Mercury is the closest planet to our sun and is the smallest planet in the solar system. It is named after a...

Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System vary in size and features. There are several moons in the Solar System which are larger than both the...

Moons of Pluto

Pluto has five moons. They are Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos (P4) and Styx (P5). Charon is the largest moon. Charon Moon Charon Moon is the innermost and largest moon...

Halley’s Comet

Halley's Comet is a famous comet named after Edmund Halley. It orbits the Sun every 76 years. Its next visit will be in 2061. Name Halley's Comet is...

Comets

Comets are wandering bodies of ice, rock and organic compounds that can be several miles in diameter. Space Comet is celestial body which orbits in...

Planet Earth

Planet Earth is third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest planet in the solar system. This section covers topics related to our...

The Moon

The Moon is Earth's nearest natural satellite. It is the fifth largest moon in our Solar System. Our Moon is bigger than Planet Pluto....

Mars Surface

Mars Surface has mainly a cold, dry, desert landscape of sand and rocks and features like volcanoes, canyons, and valley. Planet Mars Surface has been...

Asteroid Belt

The Asteroid Belt is the region of interplanetary space between Mars and Jupiter where most asteroids are found. It contains irregularly shaped chunks of...