What is the scientific name of our solar system?

1 Answer
Mar 3, 2016

Heliocentric system.


The models given by ancient astronomers were geocentric.
So heliocentric prefix sounds scientific, in tune with the geocentric-belief that is now useful for studying motion of space objects, relative to the Earth.
Now, the geocentric system comprises Luna, International Space Station and all other artificial satellites that are Earth orbiters..