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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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Watt

A unit of power, equivalent to one joule of energy per second.

wavelength

The distance between successive crests or troughs in a wave.

weathering

The chemical and physical alteration of materials exposed to the environment on or near the surface of a planetary body.

 
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Watt

A unit of power, equivalent to one joule of energy per second.

wavelength

The distance between successive crests or troughs in a wave.

weathering

The chemical and physical alteration of materials exposed to the environment on or near the surface of a planetary body.