solar system is made up of a star (the Sun), nine planets,
more than 125 moons and a bunch of comets and asteroids. The
nine planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,
Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Mercury is the closest to our Sun
– Pluto is the farthest. An easy way to remember the
order of the planets is to memorize a rhyme like this: My
Very Educated Mother
Just Served Us
Nine Pizzas. To learn more
click on the menu below!
we have sent spacecraft out to explore our solar system.
Click on the icon to the right to see a nice Flash
animated summary of these probes from Voyager I and
II up to
Mars Rovers. Source: NASA - JPL