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The Solar System

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Solar System
the Sun and the planets and other objects that orbit the Sun
Planet
a large body in space that orbits a star and does not produce light on its own
Orbit
a path of an object as it circles around another object in outer space
Gravity
a natural force that pulls two objects toward one another
Moon
a natural object that revolves around a planet
Earth
the only planet in the solar system on which life is known to exist
Asteroid
a rocky object that orbits the Sun, found mostly in the region between Mars and Jupiter
Comet
a small object in space that orbits a star and is made of ice, dust particles, and frozen gases
Sun
Our Solar System's star that is made of hydrogen and helium gases, and supplies the heat and light that sustains life on Earth
Meteor
a piece of rock or metal from space that enters Earth's atmosphere
Revolve
the movement of an object around another object. The earth revolves around the sun.
Rotation
when an object spins on its axis
Meteorite
When a meteoroid lands on the Earth's surface
Star
A huge ball of gases that makes its own heat and light
93 million miles
The distance from the Earth to the Sun
its close to earth
The Sun appears to be the brightest and largest star because...
the Sun
Mercury
the 1st planet in our solar system
Venus
the 2nd planet
the Earth
the 3rd planet
Mars
the 4th planet
Jupiter
the 5th planet
Saturn
the 6th planet
Uranus
the 7th planet
Neptune
the 8th planet
The Moon
not a planet but it orbits our earth
Jupiter
the largest planet
Mercury
the fastest planet
Venus
the hottest planet
Mercury
the smallest planet
the moon
orbits the earth
earth
only planet that supports life
Earth
the 3rd planet
Venus
The nearest planet to the Earth.
It's the closest to the Sun.
Mercury
Jupiter
It has at least 63 moons.
Neptune
It is dark blue.
Neptune
It is the eight planet from the Sun.
Neptune
It has the fastest winds in the Solar System.
Mars
It is called the Red planet.
Sun
It is a yellow dwarf star
Uranus
It's light blue.
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