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Overview of the Solar System

Overview of the Solar System

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Overview of the Solar System
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Published by: Paul Muljadi on Aug 01, 2012
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Overview of the SolarSystem
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Contents
Articles
Solar System 1Sun 23Mercury 50Venus 70Earth 93Mars 120Jupiter 153Saturn 175Uranus 191Neptune 212
References
Article Sources and Contributors 231Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors 241
Article Licenses
License 246
 
Solar System1
Solar System
Solar System
Planets and dwarf planets of the Solar System. Sizes are to scale. Distances from the Sun are not to scale.
Age
4.568 billion years
Location
Local Interstellar Cloud, Local Bubble, Orion
 – 
Cygnus Arm, Milky Way
System mass
1.0014 solar masses
Nearest star
Proxima Centauri (4.22 ly), Alpha Centauri system (4.37 ly)
Nearest known planetary system
Epsilon Eridani system (10.49 ly)
Planetary systemSemi-major axis of outer planet (Neptune)
4.503 billion km (30.10 AU)
Distance to Kuiper cliff 
50 AU
No. of stars
1
No. of planets
8
No. of known dwarf planets
5 (dozens more awaiting confirmation, possibly hundreds)
No. of known natural satellites
401 (176 of planets[1]and 225 of minor planets[2])
No. of known minor planets
587,527[1]
No. of known comets
3,155[1]
No. of identified round satellites
19
Orbit about the Galactic CenterInclination of invariable plane to the galactic plane
60.19° (ecliptic)
Distance to Galactic Center
27,000±1,000 ly
Orbital speed
220 km/s
Orbital period
225
 – 
250 Myr
Star-related propertiesSpectral type
G2V
Frost line
2.7 AU
Distance to heliopause
~120 AU
Hill sphere radius
~1
 – 
2 ly

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