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The collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit round the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.
star system, constellation, cluster, nebulaView synonyms
- ‘Mars is the only planet in our solar system that is potentially habitable.’
- ‘The next body to be discovered in the solar system was the minor planet Ceres, discovered in 1801.’
- ‘Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and is easily visible in the night sky.’
- ‘Unique samples of moon rock and meteorites as old as the solar system landed on a Bickley girls' school.’
- ‘It is the only planetary satellite in the whole solar system with a significant atmosphere.’
- ‘The discovery of a possible tenth planet in our solar system has excited scientists in Swindon.’
- ‘Eventually it may also be necessary for our species to move off of Earth and colonise the other planets in our solar system.’
- ‘In fact, Venus is thought to have more volcanoes than any other planet in the solar system.’
- ‘No planet beyond the solar system, known as exoplanets, has been seen by optical telescopes.’
- ‘The great Isaac Newton had demonstrated that the earth was a planet moving in a solar system according to exact laws.’
- ‘The moons of the outer planets in the solar system are also rich with various kinds of ices.’
- ‘There are vast numbers of comets in the solar system, more than there are asteroids, but most lie out of sight beyond Pluto.’
- ‘Among the natural satellites that orbit the planets in the solar system, the moon is without doubt one of a kind.’
- ‘The planets of the solar system are visible because of the sunlight that they reflect.’
- ‘Astronomers discover three new planets in solar systems close to ours.’
- ‘Pluto is the farthest planet in the solar system; he is also the Greek god of the dead.’
- ‘It's shameful that I'm ignorant of the order of planets from the sun in our solar system.’
- ‘Astronomers have so far found more than 70 planets in solar systems other than our own.’
- ‘Until just over 10 years ago, the nine planets of the solar system were the only ones known to man.’
- ‘If we find life on a second planet in our solar system that would be amazing.’
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