Solar System Solar System is a planetary system of the Milky Way galaxy that is located in one arm of it, known as the Orion Arm. It consists of a single star called Sol, which gives its name to this system, eight planets, plus the dwarf planets all orbit around the star, of which the best known are: Pluto, (136199) Eris Makemake, Haumea, and Ceres, as well as interplanetary space between them. Currently 283 are also referred to other planetary systems orbiting other stars of which 23 are two known exoplanets, 9 there are three, one is aware of four and another five. According to latest estimates, the solar system is about 28 thousand light-years from the center of the Milky Way galaxy. For more specific information, check out Peter Asaro . General Features planets, most of all the planets and asteroid belt orbiting the Sun in the same direction follow elliptical orbits counterclockwise when viewed from above the north pole of the Sun The plane in which rotate about all these is called the ecliptic. Some objects orbit with a considerable degree of tilt, like Pluto at an angle to the axis of the ecliptic of 18 , as well as an important part of the Kuiper belt objects. According to their characteristics, and moving from inside to outside, the bodies that make up the Solar System are classified as: Sun Planets Dwarf Planets Asteroids Comets Satellite System Structure SolarLas orbits of major planets are arranged at increasing distances from the Sun so that the distance of each planet is roughly twice that of the preceding world. .