You live in the solar system, which consists of that big bright thing in the center called the Sun, and thousands if not millions of various other objects ranging from giant Jupiter all the way down to microscopic bits of dust.  Our view of the solar system changed dramatically over four hundred years ago when we realized that all of these objects circle the Sun in elliptical orbits. We can state, in general terms, that there are four types of objects that orbit the Sun: Planets  How many are there?  Of course there is still some debate as to the exact definition of a planet. Asteroids  (Minor Planets) At last count, we have discovered over 700000 of these objects Comets Made primarily of ice, these are visitors from the outer solar system Kuiper Objects Pluto was the first one discovered, and there are hundreds more Moons Although they do not orbit the Sun, they are still members of the solar system
Carpe Caelum Planetary Astronomy
Carpe Caelum Planetary Astronomy