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What is a Solar System?

In Topics: Science fair, Helping my child with science
> 60 days ago

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greenprof2
Sep 20, 2012
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The Latin word for our sun is Sol. A solar system consists of one or more stars (most of them are more than one star), and the attendant bodies orbiting in its or their gravitational fields - such as planets, asteroids, and comets. What is exciting to astronomers these days are all the extrasolar planets being discovered (meaning planets around stars in our galaxy). They have found hundreds of them as the telescopes get better and better.

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