Describe the location of the solar system in an outer edge of the disc-shaped Milky Way galaxy, which spans 100,000 light-years.
- The Solar System
Our solar system is composed of a star, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and residual material left from the evolution of the solar system over time. The sun is one of billions of stars residing in one of billions of galaxies in a universe that has been changing and evolving over vast amounts of time. As a basis for understanding this concept, students: