There are many planetary systems like ours in the universe, with planets orbiting a host star. Our planetary system is named the "solar system" because our Sun is named Sol, after the Latin word for Sun, "solis," and anything related to the Sun we call "solar." There are 8 planets in our Solar System. And a giant Sun which provides light and energy to Earth as well as keeps these heavy celestial bodies in motion around it. With these facts about the bodies of the solar system, here is a chance to learn in depth about the make and composition of these planets, their characteristics and much more.