The solar system is made up of the sun and all the planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, ice, rocks, artificial satellites and space-faring vessels. Living beings are also in the solar system, alt... More »

Our solar system is referred to simply as the Solar System. That is its name because it is a heliocentric model in which all planets in the system revolve about the sun. More »

Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system. It is one of the many moons orbiting the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. Ganymede has a diameter of about 5,268 kilometers, or 3,270 miles. More »

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Some facts about the solar system to teach children in elementary school are that it is found in the Milky Way galaxy, is approximately 4.6 billion years old and consists of the sun and different celestial objects, such ... More »

The solar system includes all celestial bodies that are pulled in by the Sun's gravitational force, including the eight planets, dwarf planets, comets, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, moons, the Kuiper belt and the Oort ... More »

According to NASA, astronomers have discovered at least 146 moons orbiting planets in Earth's solar system. As of 2014, 27 more moons await official confirmation of their discovery. This total does not include the six mo... More »

To build a model solar system, hang small circles representing the planets and sun from a larger circle. There should be eight small circles for the planets and one slightly larger circle in the center, for the sun. More »