The Solar System consists of the Sun and the astronomical objects orbiting around it.
Venus is one of four terrestrial planets and is the second from the sun.
Mars is named after the Roman god of war.
Neptune is named after the Roman god of the sea.
Mercury is the smallest and innermost of the eight planets in our Solar System.
Jupiter is a gas giant and by far the largest planet in the Solar System.
Saturn is a gas giant and famous for its ring system.
Uranus is one of the four gas giants and is the seventh planet from the Sun.
Moons, or natural satellites, are astronomical objects which orbit a primary.
View our solar system's eight planetary bodies from the comfort of Earth.
Explore the different facets of our solar system with Prof Brian Cox.