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Our Solar System
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.81

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     challenging words:    system, solar, lies, circular, revolution, listed, gravity, asteroid, rotate, axis, orbit, several, order, dust, belt, between
     content words:    International Space Station


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Our Solar System
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Our solar system has many parts. The solar system is made of our sun and everything that orbits around it. This includes the planets and their moons. It also includes asteroids, meteors, and comets. These things are held in orbit by the sun's gravity.
 
2     There used to be nine planets. Pluto used to be called a planet, too. But scientists have decided that Pluto isn't really a planet at all. Now our solar system has eight planets. They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. They are listed in order by their distance from the sun.
 
3     Some of our planets have moons, or satellites, that orbit the planet. Earth has one moon. Jupiter and several other planets have many moons. Mercury and Venus don't have any moons.

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