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BBK 2 - Watching Video: Solar System 101
Our solar system is one of hundreds in the Milky Way Galaxy
The solar system was formed around 4.5 billion years ago, when a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapsed, resulting in a solar nebula, a swirling disc of material that collided to form the solar system.
The solar system is located in the Milky Way's Orion star cluster.
Only 15% of stars in the galaxy host planetary systems, and one of those stars is our own sun.
There are 8 planets that revolve around our sun, Which are divided into two categories:
The Jovian planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
The gas giants are predominantly made of helium and hydrogen, and the ice giants also contain rock, ice, and a liquid mixture of water, methane, and ammonia.
All four Jovian planets have multiple moons, sport ring systems, have no solid surface, and are immense.
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.
Neptune is the coldest planet in the solar system
The icy Kuiper Belt and Pluto orbits the Jovian planets
The terrestrial planets are Mercury, Venus and Earth.
They are primarily made of rock, their surfaces are solid, they don't have ring systems, they have very few or no moons, and they are relatively small.
The smallest and closest to the sun is Mercury, with an orbit as long as three Earth months.
Venus is the hottest planet, with temperatures of up to 867 degrees Fahrenheit.
Earth is the only current known planet in the Universe that is suitable for life, but Mars might have also supported life about 3.7 billion years ago
The asteroid belts and Ceres orbits the Terestial plantes
The Oort Cloud is a vast, spherical collection of icy debris, and is considered the edge of the solar system