These members of the solar system are sometimes referred to as "Dirty Snowballs"
These members are to small to be considered planets and aren't spherical, although they orbit the sun and there could be tens of thousands of these objects.
A small, rocky object that heats up when entering Earth's atmosphere.
Objects that orbit the sun at a farther distance than Neptune.
A cloud of dust and gas
A flattened cloud now shaped into a shaping disc surrounded by cosmic dust and gas
Irregularly shaped objects that are formed through the process called Accretion.
The name of the four planets that are closet to the sun.
This planet is the closet to the sun
This planet has only one moon, and takes 365 days 6 hours 16 mins to orbit the Sun
The name given to the four outer planets that are large and gaseous.
Celestial objects that do not belong into the category of planet or moon.
The most famous Dwarf Planet, discovered in 1930 as the ninth planet of our solar system.
Sixth planet from the sun, known for its beautiful rings.
Fourth planet from the sun, surface has huge volcanoes, and deep canyons. Known as "The red planet".
Clumps of metal and rock. Mainly found in the asteroid belt, located between Mars and Jupiter
Objects consisting of rock, dust and ice that travel in the universe at high speeds. When they approach the sun they vaporise and produce a trail.
An astronomical unit of distance. One ly is equal to the distance that light travels through space in a single year.
The galaxy in which our solar system is located
A body that has a sufficiently large mass and that orbits a star. Our solar system contains 8 of these, all of which orbit the sun.
A star formed from a cloud of dust and gas being pulled together by gravitational attraction. Fusion reactions occur here.
A large system of billions of galaxies
A system containing billions of stars
Planets that have a gaseous composition, often involving hydrogen and helium. These are Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn in our solar system
Planets that have a solid composition, often composed of metals or rocks. These are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars in our solar system.
The planet with visible rings
The furthest planet from the Sun
The most mysterious thing in space
The first man to step on the moon
Galileo improved this
This gives Neptune it's blue colour
The hottest planet
Another word for the Sun
It takes 28 day to go round the earth
Our galaxy name