The Solar System

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Our complex of stars, planets, and all other celestial structures collaborate to run the quintessential system that we live in, which has been our home for millions of years, the solar system. Yet, we commonly ignore the thought, why does our solar system, hence the word system, join effort with all structures to create the exemplary world we know today? To figure out the answer to this question, it is essential to understand and appreciate our solar system. The world is exactly how we humans desire, convenient for us to simply state that the Earth is close enough to the sun that we receive ample heat, yet not too far that we do not freeze. The solar system is a working system of countless stars, several planets and moons, and an abundance of comets and space phenomena.
The study of our solar system is a major portion of the oldest physical science, which is referred to as astronomy. Space was quite well-known before the inventions of major astronomical tools, as the six closest planets to the sun were already discovered (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). In addition, the motion of planets, moons, and other celestial structures were identified in order to produce calendars and navigation tools. Astrology played a significant role in the lives of ancient civilizations, with stellar patterns and lunar cycles providing religious guidelines. Although several ancient civilizations played a huge role in making groundbreaking discoveries, the Greeks took the

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