Solar System Data

Number of Planets

There are 8 planets in the Solar System. Besides Earth, the other 7 will likely be the first candidates for humans to establish colonies, habitats, and permanent bases.

Number of Planets

Natural Satellites

There are over 200 celestial bodies that orbit our planets in the Solar System. These would also be good candidates for colonization and resource mining.

Natural Satellites

Size of the Solar System

The diameter of our Solar System is roughly 290 billion km.

Size of the Solar System

Mass

Most of the mass of the solar system is contained within the Sun. The remainder is in the planets.

Mass

Asteroids

Most of the asteroids can be found in the Asteroid Belt that is located between Mars and Jupiter. There have been several spacecraft to travel through it safely.

Asteroids

Largest Planet

The largest planet in the Solar System is Jupiter. It is composed mostly of gas. It takes 12 Earth years for it to orbit once around the Sun.

Largest Planet