At the centre of the solar system is the Sun. The nearest four planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars these are terrestrial and rocky worlds. The next four are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune these are gas giants. Between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars lies an asteroid belt that includes the dwarf planet of Ceres. After the orbit of Neptune, a disk shaped Kupiter belt exists where the dwarf planet Pluto exists and further beyond that there is a giant spherical Oort Cloud and the heliopause that is teardrop shaped (Choi).
History and Discovery
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