The Solar System

The Solar System, our neighbourhood of space is an intriguing formation which can be observed from a back garden. It consists of the Sun, 8 planets, an asteroid belt, various dwarf planets and many other features. We are particularly lucky to live in such a varied star system with so many different planets (on average stars only have 1.6 planets around them so to have 7 others around our nearest star is remarkable.

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James Gooding, 2017

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