Order of the Universe – the big picture – Our Cosmic Address
Planet Earth: Planet Earth is our home planet. It is the ground beneath our feet!
Solar System: The sun is the star of our Solar System. All of our planets orbit the sun.
Galaxy: Every galaxy contains billions of stars. Our galaxy is the Milky Way . Many planets, moons, asteroids and such orbit each of the stars. These are called Solar Systems.
Supercluster : A supercluster is a system of many galaxies. We belong to the Virgo Supercluster .
Universe : The Universe was created 13 billion years ago from the Big Bang. Our universe contains thousands of superclusters .
Our Cosmic Address-Simplified
Solar System - Our Solar System has a star called the Sun in the center of it.
Milky Way Galaxy- contains billions of stars. Our sun is one of billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Virgo Supercluster- made of thousands of galaxies
Universe-contains thousands of superclusters
The planets in order- starting with the planet closest to the sun
(Rhyme to help you remmber the planets in order- My Very Excellent Mother, Just Served Us Nine Pies!)