- The solar system comprises of the sun, eight planets and other smaller bodies.
- The eight planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars,Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune (and Pluto was dropped from this list of planets and is now considered as a dwarf planet).
(For many years scienitists thought there were nine planets orbiting around the sun)
Mercury is the planet that is closest to the sun while Neptune is the farthest from the sun.
The Sun is a very large star compared to the planets orbiting it.
Jupiter is the largest planet while Venus is the brightest.
All these planets go round the sun.
Venus is also referred to as the evening star and can be spotted in the evening in the sky.
Saturn has a ring around it.