Solar System

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsəʊl.ə ˌsɪs.təm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsoʊ.lɚ ˌsɪs.təm/

Proper noun[edit]

the Solar System

  1. (astronomy) The Sun and all the heavenly bodies that orbit around it, including the eight planets, their moons, the asteroids, and comets.
    • November 2, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson, 5:32 from the start, in The President: November 1968. MP902 (1280x720)[1], Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum:
      This morning we are celebrating a beginning. A beginning of what we think is great promise. It's the opening of a new era in the history of manned space flight. We are ready to take that first great step out into the Solar System and onto the surface of the nearest of the many mysterious worlds that surround us in Space.





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