What is Solar System? Name the different types of celestial objects which are members of the Solar System.

The Sun and the celestial bodies which revolve around it form the Solar System. It consists of large number of bodies such as planets, comets, asteroids and meteors. The Gravitational force keeps the members of the Solar System bound to the Sun. The Sun is the star having a system of planets with one planet called Earth with life on it. Comets are the member of the Solar System which appears in the sky like a bright ball of light with a long glowing tail. Asteroids are the celestial objects which are also called minor planets. Asteroids can only be seen through large telescopes. Meteors are commonly known as shooting stars, although they are not stars. A meteor is usually a small object that occasionally enters the earth’s atmosphere.