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Formation of the Solar System

According to current understanding, the Sun, Earth and Moon are all formed through gravitational accretion. However, since the Earth is circling the Sun and the Moon is circling the Earth, based on gravity, the earth should move closer to the Sun and the Moon should move closer to the Earth. In other words, the Sun …

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The Star We Call The Sun

The Sun is called Sol in Latin and that is where the term Solar System comes from. It is a typical main-sequence star and is by far the largest and most massive object in our Solar System. The Sun contains 99.8 percent of all the matter in the Solar System with the planet Jupiter taking …

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