A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Solar System’.
Google defines the term ‘Solar System’ to be “the collection of eight planets and their moons in orbit round the sun, together with smaller bodies in the form of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. The planets of the solar system are (in order of distance from the sun) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.”
Simply put, the solar system consists of the sun, the moons, and the planets that revolve around it. Wikipedia further provides the following information: “It (Solar System) formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant interstellar molecular cloud.”
Previously, the solar system used to have not 8 but 9 planets- the 9th being Pluto. However, on the 24th of August 2006, Pluto was officially removed from the list of planets recognised under the solar system because it is a “dwarf planet”.