Solar System

Planetary system of the Sun

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The Solar System is the gravitationally bound system of the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. Of the objects that orbit the Sun directly, the largest are the eight planets, with the remainder being smaller objects, such as the five dwarf planets and small Solar System bodies. Of the objects that orbit the Sun indirectly—the moons—two are larger than the smallest planet, Mercury.

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An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could come from outside our Solar System.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 days ago

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