The Solar System

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The solar system consists of our sun and everything that travels around it such as, eight planets and their moons, asteroids, comets, and other space objects. Our solar system is constantly in motion and has an elliptical shape which means it looks like an egg. It is believed to be more than 4 million years old and contain some of our most amazing discoveries. Theories suggest that our solar system along with our Universe formed due to the “big bang.” The big bang was an explosion that in response, Geologists believe formed the Universe and occurred about 13.7 billion years ago. In just a matter of time, space and the building blocks of matter were created, and time soon began. From that moment, the Universe started to expand, and continues to expand to this day. Over billions of years, matter formed into large, complex structures that continue to evolve. However, recent speculations support the idea that the sun and planets concentrated from a nebula, which is described as a cloud of gas and dust in outer space. Particles of dust accumulated together and formed small chunks and then expanded into larger ones eventually forming into planets. One of the most important objects that was formed during this process was the sun. Primitive astronomers once believed that the Earth was the center of the universe and that the sun and everything else revolved around it. Copernicus proved that theory wrong and explained that Earth and the other planets in our solar system actually

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