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 The Solar System has eight planets and it has a dwarf planet.  Our Sun is a star and it is in the center of the Solar System.

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1  The Solar System has eight planets and it has a dwarf planet.  Our Sun is a star and it is in the center of the Solar System.

2  The Sun is in the middle of our solar system.  The Sun is a star.

3 MMercury is the 1 st planet from the sun. TThe maximum temperature on Mercury is 801 degrees.

4  Venus is the 2 nd planet from the Sun.  Venus is the closet to Earth.

5  The Earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.  It travels through space 660,000 miles per hour.

6  Mars is the only planet whose surface can be seen in detail from the Earth.  Mars is the 4 th closet planet to Earth.

7  The Asteroid Belt lies between Mars and Jupiter.  Asteroids and comets both orbit the sun.

8  Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System.  Jupiter is the 5 th planet from the Sun.

9  Saturn is the second largest planet.  Saturn is the 2 nd planet from our Solar System.

10  Uranus is the 7 th planet from the Sun.  It is named after the Greek God.

11  Neptune is the 8 th and final planet.  Neptune is named after the Roman sea God.

12  Pluto has a rocky surface covered with nitrogen.  Pluto’s moon is mostly nitrogen.

13  Some comets, like Halley’s comet, became well known because their orbits bring them to close.  Comets are a mass of ice.

14  A star is a huge ball of superheated gas.  The Sun is a star.

15 A galaxy is stars, gas, and dust. We live in the galaxy called the Milky Way.

16  THANKS FOR WATCHING


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