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Q & A: What to call the solar system?

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Does our solar system have a name?
- Kirk (age 9)
Columbus, Edwardsville, IL, USA
Kirk -

As far as I know, there is no special name for our solar system. In general, though, if someone refers to "The Solar System", they are refering to our solar system and not any other. You could also call it the "Sol System" since planetary systems are sometimes designated by the name of their sun, which is in our case "Sol".


(published on 10/22/2007)

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