The Solar System consists of the Sun and the planets that orbit it, including Earth where most of the series is taken place.  


The vast majority of the system's mass is in the Sun, with most of the remaining mass contained in Jupiter. The four smaller inner planets, MercuryVenus, Earth and Mars, are terrestrial planets, being primarily composed of rock and metal. The two largest, Jupiter and Saturn, are gas giants, being composed mainly of hydrogen and helium; the two outermost planets, Uranus and Neptune, are ice giants, being composed largely of substances with relatively high melting points compared with hydrogen and helium, called ices, such as water, ammonia and methane. Pluto is the second-most massive known dwarf planet. The Solar System is located in the Orion Arm, 26,000 light-years from the center of the Milky Way.