The Solar System A Short History

  There are few things in this universe as majestic as a star. The way they hang in the sky, seemingly unchanging, while below everything on Earth seems to change so rapidly. It's no wonder that people have been looking up at stars for centuries, trying to make sense of them. In this blog post, we'll be taking a look at our own solar system, and the history of how we came to know about it. Stay tuned! The sun and its planets The solar system is made up of the sun, eight planets, asteroids, comets and many other smaller objects. It orbits around the Milky Way galaxy. Our sun is an average sized star and is about halfway through its life. It will eventually expand and become a red giant, before eventually cooling off into a white dwarf. The planets all orbit around the sun. The planets closest to the sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are the terrestrial planets. They are made up of rock and have a solid surface. The outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are the gas
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