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solar system

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Definition of solar system in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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