Our solar system is a giant place full of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and Earth is just one of the wonders of this giant system.
In our solar system there are 4 terrestrial planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars that are tiny compared to the 4 gas giants, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune that contain 99% of the mass of all the other planets. Although they are all planets of the solar system they have extremely different temperatures, sizes, weights, moons, weather and don’t have an accurate pattern to where they are spaced. The sun makes up 99.86% of the mass in the whole solar system (the planets make up 0.14% of the mass) and consists of mainly hydrogen and helium and less than 2% of heavy elements such as oxygen or iron. Asteroids and comets and even dwarf planets like Ceres, Pluto, Makemake and Haumea that circle the sun are mostly concentrated into 2 belts, the Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and the Kuiper belt at the boundary of the solar system. What equipment is required to discover all this info about our solar system? What is the progress on learning about the possibility of other life on planets apart from earth?
Link to YouTube video-The Solar System