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TThe solar system has 8 planets and a dwarf planet. OOur sun is a star.

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1 TThe solar system has 8 planets and a dwarf planet. OOur sun is a star.

2  The sun is a star.  The sun keeps everyone and everything alive.

3  Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.  Mercury is 36 million miles from the sun.

4  Venus is the 2 nd planet from the sun.  It is 400 miles smaller than earth.

5  Earth is the planet that we live on.  Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun.

6  Mars is nicknamed the red planet.  It is colored from dust.

7  Asteroids are made of rocks.  They are similar to comets.

8  Jupiter is the biggest planet.  1,300 Earths can fit into Jupiter.

9  Saturn is the 6 th planet from the sun.  The 2 nd biggest planet is Saturn.

10  Uranus spins on it’s side.  It was the 1 st planet discovered by telescope.

11  Neptune is almost four times larger then Earth.  It has the most violent weather.

12 TThe only dwarf planet is Pluto. IIn 2006 Pluto was a dwarf planet.

13  Comets are made of ice.  They are small.

14  Stars are huge balls of gas.  A star is the sun.

15  Black holes can suck up matter in the universe.  Many people believe it can eventually explode.

16  A galaxy is a large system of stars, gas, and dust.  We live in the Milky Way Galaxy.

17 TThe Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. MMilky Way is a spiral galaxy. WWrong Milky Way.

18 MMilky Way is a spiral galaxy. SSpiral galaxies got their name by looking like a spiral.

19  A constellation is a group of stars that make an imaginary picture.  One constellation is the Big Dipper.

20  The universe is all of the galaxies.  Planets, stars and everything else make up the universe.

21  The inner planets are Mercury,Venus, Earth, and Mars.  After Mars is the Asteroid Belt.

22  The Outer Planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.  Before Jupiter is the Asteroid Belt.

23 TThe only dwarf planet is Pluto. PPluto is a dwarf planet because it’s so small.

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