Our Planetary Neighborhood

Part of Hall of the Universe.

A dark window with points of light representing the bodies in our solar system, in a wall exhibition titled, "Our Planetary Neighborhood.” AMNH/D. Finnin

The Solar System

Orbiting our star, the Sun, are the inner rocky planets and the outer gas giant planets, along with their many moons. The solar system also includes thousands of rocky and metallic asteroids and trillions of icy comets.