Solar System Word Search
Sun: A star that is the basis of the solar system and that sustains life on Earth, being the source of heat and light.
Mercury: The smallest of the inner planets and the one nearest the Sun. In Roman mythology, the fleet-footed messenger god and escort of dead souls to the underworld (Greek name: Hermes).
Venus: The second planet from the Sun. It is visible as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'; rotates slowly clockwise.
Earth: The third planet from the Sun; the planet on which we live.
Moon: The natural satellite of Earth, visible by reflection of sunlight and its slightly elliptical orbit.
Mars: Planet four in order from the Sun. In Roman mythology, god of war and discord (Greek name: Ares).
Jupiter: Fifth planet in order from the Sun. In Roman mythology, ruler of the gods. (Greek name: Zeus).
Saturn: Planet six in order from the Sun. In Roman mythology, god of agriculture, and father of Jupiter (Greek name: Cronos).
Uranus: Seventh planet in order from the Sun. In Greek mythology, god of the sky, mate of the goddess of the Earth, and father of the Titans.
Neptune: Eighth planet in order from the Sun. In Roman mythology, god of the sea (Greek name: Poseidon).
Pluto: Ninth planet in order and farthest from the sun. In Greek mythology, god of the dead and the underworld.
Asteroids: One of many small rocky bodies orbiting the Sun; a concentration of these bodies makes up the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Comets: A small celestial body composed at least partially of ices. Comets either orbit the Sun or pass through the Solar System on hyperbolic orbital paths.
Meteorite: A stony or metallic object from interplanetary space that impacts a planetary surface.