- Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who first suggested that the Earth orbited the Sun
- Galileo used early telescopes to try and understand the Solar System
- Man first stepped on the Solar System in 1969 (21st July)
- The Earth is 4 times bigger than the moon
- It spins on it's axis in an anticlockwise direction
- The tilt of the axis is what causes the Earth's seasons.
There are 8 planets in the Solar System. These planets are held in orbit around the Sun…