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why do we call it the solar system
The main reason why is because the Latin word for sun is 'Sol', thus the word 'Solar' means of, pertaining to, relating or proceeding from the sun. Our solar system has 8 planets that orbit a big star called the Sun. [ (An orbit is the path that a planet moves through.) All the planets orbit the Sun in elliptical paths. (An ellipse is just a stretched out circle.) ]
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