Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System
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Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System
Welcome to Bob the Alien's Tour of the Solar System. Join me and my dog, Bobsdog, for an exciting journey around your Solar System and beyond. We will visit peculiar planets, mysterious moons, amazing asteroids, crazy comets and, if we have time, we can look at some stars too!

When you're ready to begin your voyage of discovery, choose a destination from the list below or browse all of our pages from the menu above!
SUN AND INNER PLANETS

The Sun
The Solar System's one and only star
Mercury
The closest planet to the Sun and the smallest of the eight regular planets.
Venus
Venus' bright and beautiful appearance hides a suffocating world covered in volcanic ruins and surrounded by a toxic atmosphere.
Earth
Your home and the only planet in the Solar System known to support life. Has one moon.
Mars
The Red Planet. Once a planet covered in water, now dry and deserted, although a popular destination for unmanned space craft. Two moons orbit it.

ASTEROID BELT AND THE OUTER PLANETS

Asteroid Belt
A region of small rocky worlds separates the Inner Planets from the Outer Planets.
Jupiter
The Solar System's largest planet, home of the Great Red Spot, a storm that has been raging for hundreds of years. Jupiter has at least 79 moons orbiting it.
Saturn
Surrounded by beautiful rings, Saturn is the second largest planet in the Solar System. It has at least 62 moons.
Uranus
Orbiting the Sun on its side, Uranus was discovered in 1781. It has 27 moons.
Neptune
The most distant of the eight regular planets, Neptune is a cold world with 13 known moons.

DWARF PLANETS

Ceres
A Dwarf Planet situated within the Asteroid Belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Pluto
Discovered in 1930, Pluto was the ninth planet in the Solar System until it became known as a Dwarf Planet in 2006. It has five moons.
Haumea
An odd-shaped little world, Haumea was discovered in 2003 and is known to have two moons. Image is artist's impression.
Makemake
Pronounced Ma-ke, ma-ke, Makemake was discovered in 2003 and is thought to have one moon.
Eris
Discovered in 2005, Eris is the second largest Dwarf Planet. It has one known moon and takes a whopping 557 years to get around the Sun. Image is artist's impression.

OTHER OBJECTS AND EXPLORING SPACE

The Moon
Earth's companion in space and the only object other than Earth to be stepped on by human beings.
Comets
Balls of rocks and ice that travel in elliptical orbits and form tails as they near the Sun.
Stars and Galaxies
There are billions of stars in the galaxy and billions of galaxies in the universe.
Space Exploration
Learning about space means visiting it. This is mostly done by unmanned spacecraft but sometimes people visit space themselves!
Astronomy
Observing the heavens is something that can be done from the comfort of your own planet.


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