What’s in the Solar System?

Our solar system is the group of planets, moons and other space debris circling our Sun. There are also at least 120 moons circling the planets, and millions of asteroids in a belt between Mars and Jupiter. At the outer edge of the Solar system, far beyond the orbit of distant Pluto, is a halo of icy comets called the Oort cloud.

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Australian Museums & Galleries Online, Australia; Centre of the Universe; Gemini Observatory, Hawaii; Glenbow Museum; The Manitoba Museum; National Research Council Canada; Planétarium de Montréal

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