Actually, our solar system is the one and only
Solar System - that's its name! Sure,
there are lots of other stars in the universe with
planets that orbit them, but those aren't called
solar systems; they're called planetary
Hope that helps!
That's a really interesting question! Until
now, I've never actually thought about it. I did
some research, and I didn't find much...
Everywhere on the websites of NASA and the
European Space Agency, the solar system is just
called "the solar system". Actually, it's
called the Solar System, with the first letters
capitalized because it's a name (proper noun).
According to a post on the Cornell University website
click here ,
"Solar System" is the name approved by the
International Astronomical Union (IAU), the
organization in charge naming objects in our
universe. The IAU website has lots
of interesting information here.
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