The universe is all of space, time, matter, and energy that exists

Galaxies are vast systems of stars, gas, dust, and dark matter held together by gravity

Our Milky Way galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy containing billions of stars, including our Sun

The solar system consists of the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and other celestial bodies

There are eight recognized planets in our solar system, with Mercury being the closest to the Sun and Neptune being the farthest

Stars are massive, luminous spheres of hot gases that generate energy through nuclear fusion

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only known planet to support life

Earth's natural satellite, the Moon, orbits our planet and has played a significant role in human history

Black holes are regions in space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape their grasp

Nebulae are large clouds of gas and dust in space, where new stars are born and old ones may explode