An Eco-sustainable World

Solar system

Sistema solareThe solar system is a planetary system composed of a central star, the Sun, and various celestial bodies orbiting around it, including planets, satellites, asteroids, comets, and other objects. The Sun is the dominant component of the solar system and is responsible for generating energy through nuclear fusion, which produces light and heat, allowing life on Earth and other planets.
The major components of the solar system include:
The Sun: The star at the center of the solar system, composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, which generates energy through nuclear reactions.
Planets: There are eight major planets in the solar system, listed in order of distance from the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
Satellites (or moons): Each planet has a certain number of natural satellites orbiting it. For example, Earth has the Moon, while Jupiter has more than 70 known moons.
Asteroids: These are small rocky bodies that orbit primarily in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, but are also found in other parts of the solar system.
Comets: These are objects composed mainly of ice, dust and rocks that follow eccentric orbits and can approach the Sun on specific occasions, creating spectacular tails of gas and dust.
Dwarf Planets: In addition to the major planets, there are also dwarf planets, such as Pluto, Eris, and others, which share some characteristics of planets but do not meet all the criteria to be considered planets.
Asteroid and Kuiper Belts: These are regions of the solar system containing numerous asteroids and trans-Neptunian objects, respectively. The asteroid belt is located between Mars and Jupiter, while the Kuiper belt is beyond the orbit of Neptune.
The solar system is an object of great scientific interest and exploration, with many space missions sent to study the various celestial bodies that compose it and to better understand the origin and evolution of the solar system itself.

Guido Bissanti