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The words "solar system" refer to the sun and all of the objects that travel around it - planets, natural satellites such as the moon, the asteroid belt, comets and meteoroids. Our solar system is part of a spiral galaxy known as the Milky Way. The sun, the center of our solar system, holds eight planets and countless smaller objects in its orbit.

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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
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Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel
 
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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
HREF="../planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus">More on Uranus >>

Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel