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Solar System

The Solar System is the gravitationally bound system comprising the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. Of the objects that orbit the Sun directly, the largest eight are the planets, with the remainder being smaller objects, such as 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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Family Portrait of Solar System

Now complete with one of New Horizon's photos of Pluto

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New Discoveries on the Milky Way!

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The scale of the solar system

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Poor Pluto :(

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how come our moon doesn't have a cool name.. we just call it what it is..

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Pluto is still a planet to me!!!

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If you are looking to find out when the next meteor shower will be, here is a webpage with a list of meteor showers and dates they can be seen for 2013.

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