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Earth and the solar system

  • Janet Major
  • Michael Major
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Part of the Macmillan Work Out Series book series (MCWO)

Abstract

The universe is the name given to space and everything that is in it. The solar system is the part containing our Sun and the bodies that orbit it. These include the nine planets and their satellites as well as asteroids and comets. The solar system is thought to have formed about 4.6 billion years ago. 99% of the mass of the solar system is made up of the Sun.

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© Janet & Michael Major 1996

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  • Janet Major
  • Michael Major

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