It is composed, for example , of dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, centaurs and cosmic dust , or it has other materials that are considered stellar garbage, but that are also surrounding the solar system.
How is the solar system formed?
- It is made up of a main star called the sun
- It is made up of 8 planets and each of them has its respective satellites
- It has dwarf planets
- Contains asteroids, meteors, and comets
Examples from the solar system
Planets surrounding the solar system
- Mercury: it is the closest planet to the sun and is the smallest of the inner planets
- Venus: due to its similarity in size, density and mass, it is one of the planets with the greatest similarity to Earth.
- Earth: it is the only habitable planet in the solar system. It has the necessary elements to develop habitability in it.
- Mars: also known as the red planet. It is a planet less dense than the earth so it is presumed that its core is smaller.
- Jupiter: it is a gaseous planet. It is considered one of the largest planets in the solar system and has at least 63 satellites.
- Saturn: it has rings around it that characterize it and it is the second largest in the solar system. It is made up of hydrogen and helium.
- Uranus: it is a gaseous planet. It is made up of methane, ammonia, water, hydrogen, and helium.
- Neptune: it is the smallest of the gaseous planets and has rings around it and has 14 satellites.
Dwarf planets in the solar system
There are 5 dwarf planets, which are arranged between greater to less distance from the sun: