The Sun's surface area is 11,990 times that of the Earth's. The Sun contains 99.86% of the mass in the Solar System. The mass of the Sun is approximately 330,000 times greater than that of Earth. It is almost three quarters Hydrogen, whilst most of the remaining mass is Helium.
Beside this, what can be found in our solar system?
But out there are comets, asteroids and more rocky, frozen objects (including dwarf planets) yet to be discovered in the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud. The solar system is made up of the sun and everything that orbits around it, including planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids.
What is the most interesting planet in our solar system?
Planets in Our Solar System
- Mercury. The sun-scorched innermost planet is an intriguing world of extremes.
- Venus. Venus is the second planet from the sun and our closest planetary neighbor.
- Earth. Earth is the third planet from the sun and the fifth largest in the solar system.
What is inside of our solar system?
Our solar system is made up of a star that we call the Sun , along with eight or nine planets (more on that later): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the most controversial: Pluto. The solar system also includes the satellites of these planets, numerous comets, asteroids, and meteoroids.