In this lecture students will be challenged to:
1. contemplate the possible origin of the solar system.
2. learn and understand the characteristics of the inner and outer planets.
3. learn and understand the characteristics of the minor objects of the solar system--meteors, comets, and asteroids.
4. realize that Pluto is no longer considered a true planet and why this is so.
5.become acquainted with the minor objects that inhabit the Kuiper belt and the hypothetical Oort Cloud.