illustration of space solar system

Create Your Own Solar System

Hey Star Lords and Space Queens now is your chance to rule your own galaxy. Let’s start by creating your very own solar system. Draw a map for other space explorers to find their way around.

Things to think about

How many planets are there?

What do the planets look like? What size are they? What are they made of?

How many moons do the planets have?

Are there other things floating around in your solar system? Is there anything dangerous?

Don’t forget to name your solar system and all the planets and moons and other things within it.

Facts about our Solar System

a whiteboard explainer video of our solar system

Our solar system is part of the Milky Way galaxy. Officially the system is called “the solar system”

We have just one star called The Sun.

There are 8 planets, 5 dwarf planets and maybe, one mysterious Planet X, all orbiting the Sun.

Most planets have their own moons. There are 200 moons in our solar system. But only one is called “the moon” – that’s the one orbiting the earth.

Learn more about our solar system at the amazing NASA Solar System Exploration website.

Don’t miss their EPIC interactive map of the solar system that shows where everything is at exactly this moment!

NASA's interactive real-time map of our solar system

We would love to see your solar systems, post a photo of them to social with the hashtag #motatfun