THE SOLAR SYSTEM
The solar system is an abundance of mystery even though we have learned much about it. It is home to the nine planets, one which we call home, as well as to the sun and other spacial bodies like comets and asteroids. It has been studied for centuries by astronomers like Copernicus and Galilieo and many of the newest discoveries have just recently been made. It is a subject well worth studing for it may provide answers to some of mankind's greatest mysteries. This section of Lost In Space deals specifically with the solar system and we hope it will provide you with all the information you need.
The actual boundries of the solar system haven't ever truly been defined since we are not really sure how much of it extends past Pluto. The birth of the solar system does have a generally accepted theory however. Most scientists believe the solar system developed from a huge nebula (cloud of gas and dust) that was once swirling around the sun. Slowly, it began to flatten out. Sections of the nebula began to swirl like whirlpools and gas and dust collected near the center of them. These collections of gas and dust grew by attracting nearby particles of matter. These slowly developed into the planets that now orbit the sun.
Below is a list of the contents of the Solar System section. You can find information on each of the nine planets, the sun and the Marsian asteroid belt.