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What is the difference between a solar system and a star system?

    The terms “solar system” and “star system” refer to different astronomical concepts. A solar system specifically denotes the Sun and all celestial bodies bound to it by gravity, including planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. In our case, the solar system includes Earth and its neighboring planets. On the other hand, a star system is a broader term that encompasses any system containing one or more stars, along with their associated celestial bodies. Not all star systems have a central star like the Sun; some may consist of multiple stars orbiting each other. While our solar system is a specific instance of a star system, the latter term is more inclusive, acknowledging the diverse arrangements of stars and their orbiting objects throughout the universe.


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