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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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zenith

The point on the sky directly above the observer.

zodiacal light

a faint glow from light scattered off of interplanetary dust along the plane of the ecliptic.

 
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zenith

The point on the sky directly above the observer.

zodiacal light

a faint glow from light scattered off of interplanetary dust along the plane of the ecliptic.