Hello everyone! Today we’re going to learn
about the Solar System. As you know, the Sun is a star, one of the
many stars that form the Milky Way. But for us, it is the most important star shining
in the sky. Planets move around the Sun, and so do comets
and asteroids. Well, the Sun and everything that revolves around it is what we call the Solar System. The most interesting things that we should
know about in the solar system are the Planets. Let’s look at them, starting with the ones
closest to the sun, and then getting further away! The closest planet to the Sun is Mercury… then there is Venus… then comes the Earth.
Yes, our planet where we live… Then there is Mars… Jupiter,
the largest planet… Saturn… Uranus… and then the furthest away is Neptune. As you can see, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are closer to the sun and also smaller than Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. One important thing you should know
is that the journey that all planets make around
the sun is called an orbit. Now, a question: do you know where
the days of the week… get their names from…? Well, if we think about it for a minute…
the Moon, which is not actually a planet itself, but
Earth’s natural satellite…
gives it name to Monday… Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday come from ancient British gods that were related to the planets Mars,
Mercury, Jupiter and Venus… Saturday gets its name from Saturn….
and of course, the Sun itself gives us the name Sunday. So if you remember that there is also Uranus,
Neptune and our own Earth, then you know all the names
of the eight planets in the solar system. Easy, eh?
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