Definition of solar system in English:

solar system

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noun

Astronomy
  • 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.
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    • The moons of the outer planets in the solar system are also rich with various kinds of ices.
    • Among the natural satellites that orbit the planets in the solar system, the moon is without doubt one of a kind.
    • The next body to be discovered in the solar system was the minor planet Ceres, discovered in 1801.

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noun
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