Friday, 30 September 2011

Our Solar System

Our Solar System
The Solar System is made up of 9 planets and the Sun. The Sun is in the centre of the Solar System and the nine planets orbiting the Sun in a large oval path. 

The sequence of planets starting from the Sun are:-
1) Mercury
2) Venus
3) Earth
4) Mars
5) Jupiter
6) Saturn
7) Uranus
8) Neptune
9) Pluto

In addition to planets, the Solar System also consists of :- 
1) Asteroids
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Asteroids are huge chunks of rocks between 
Mars and Jupiter that travel round the Sun.
2) Comets 
Comets have long glowing tails.

3) Meteors
Meteors are tiny rocks which probably come
from the asteroid belt.