The solar system is a group of planets or celestial bodies that revolve around a sun.
An example of the solar system is the eight planets including Earth that revolve around the sun.
The sun together with the eight planets and all other celestial bodies that orbit the sun.
A system of planets or other bodies orbiting a star.
That portion of our galaxy which is subject to the gravity of the sun.
Any similar system consisting of a star, its planets, etc.
Often Solar System. The Sun together with the eight planets, their moons, and all other bodies that orbit it, including dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, meteoroids, and Kuiper belt objects. The outer limit of the solar system is formed by the heliopause .
A similar system surrounding another star. Over two dozen stars are known to have planets in orbit around them, though none is known to have as extensive or diverse a group of orbiting bodies as the Sun's system.
Alternative capitalization of Solar System.
Attributive form of solar system, noun.
All the matter within this portion, including interplanetary dust or gas; esp., the sun itself and its planets.
Solar-system Sentence Examples
Bruno looked on our solar system as but one out of an infinite number of worlds.
This raises to 26 the number of discovered satellites in the solar system.
We do not know whether the comets are really indigenous to the solar system or whether they may not be merely imported into the system from the depths of space.
So far as the evolution of the solar system is concerned, Kant held these mechanical causes as adequate.
By means of this process the bodies of the solar system separate themselves, and the order of cosmic evolution is repeated in that of terrestrial evolution.