Places in Space

April 2008
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Apr2008, Vol. 77 Issue 7, Special section p2
The article offers information on the solar system. It is composed of the moons, stars, and other space objects. The sun, which is at the center of the solar system, is a hot, bright star that is closest to Earth. The planets that make up the solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The moon that travels in an orbit around Earth is made of rock and is covered in craters, which are described as deep holes.


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