The Solar System Planets In Order

Rodney Said:

How would i put the planets in order in a solar system project?

We Answered:

outwards, from the sun:

Ceres (dwarf planet)

Then the dwarf planets
2002 TX300
2002 AW197
2002 TC302
1996 TL66

Among the dwarf planets, only pluto was part of the "original" 9 planets. The unnamed ones are still under debate and consideration.

Lawrence Said:

in our solar system can you order the planets from smallest to largest?

We Answered:


Pluto (if you want to include it, but its a dwarf planet now)

answers came from here, where is says Diameter in the pic…

Teresa Said:

Can you please tell me all the planets in our solar system in order and how many moons are around?

We Answered:

Mercury - None
Venus - None
Earth - 1 Luna
Mars - 2 Phobos and Deimos
Ceres - None found yet
Jupiter - 63 named
Saturn - 52 named, 9 unamed + 3 unconfirmed
Uranus - 27 named
Neptune - 13 named
Pluto - 3 Charon, Nix and Hydra
Haumea - 2 Hi?iaka and Namaka
Makemake - None Found yet
Eris - 1 Dysnomia

This planet is found to be obiting the sun from the Oort Cloud
Sedna - None found yet
Quaoar - None found yet
Varuna - None found yet
Orcus - 1 unamed

Discuss It!

Asdferew said:

"Original 9 planets"?? Whats that? You shoud not write that way even with "" marks. Originally there were 7 planets going aroud the Earth: The Moon, Mercury, Venus, The Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. That belief lasted for thousands of years, but then it was realised that Earth was not at the center of the univetse. They realiset that the Sun was at the middle and the Moon was tho only thing going aroud the Earth. The Earth and the planets were going around the Sun. So the Sun were something more than just a planet and because Earth and the planets went around the Sun Earth was a planet too. In early 1600s the largest four satellites of Jupiter were discovered and later on astronomers found some satellites around Saturn too. So the Moon and these satellites were then klassified as a different class of objects. Today we call them as "moons" after the Moon. Uranus was discovered in 1781 and neptune in 1846. Ceres was found in 1801 and it was a planet about a half century along with Pallas (found in 1802), Juno (found in 1804) and Vesta (found in 1807) until the discovery of many other objects between Mars and Jupiter (starting with the discovery of Astraea in 1845) eventually made the number of planets so high that astronomers reclassified the smaller ones as "asteroids" or "minor planets". Pluto was found in 1930 and was originally thought to be a planet because people didnt knew how small it was. Then they realised it was smaller than the Moon and starting in 1992 with the discovery of 1992 QB1, astronomers realised that were a belt of small icy thing beyond Neptune. Pluto was realised to be just one of these icy things and some argued it shoud be reclassified as a minor planet like these other Trans-Neptunian objects and like the asteroids. Pluto finnally was reclassified in 2006 after Eris (a trans-neptunian thing more massive than Pluto) was found in 2005. After that the roud minor planets and comet were known as "dwarf planets" altogh there is no comets in our Solar System that are massive enough to be round. Dwarf planet is any roud thig thats not a moon and does not dominate its orbit. Only five of the thousand of known minor planets are dwarf planet now: Ceres, the only asteroid thats a dwarf planet and the trans-neptunian things Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris. We still know that real number of dwarf planets in our Solar System is much larger than just five. Not all objects are known well enough to know are they dwarf planets or not. Trans-Neptunians: Sedna, Quaoar, 2007 OR10, Varuna and Orcus are wety likely dwarf planets. And there is a lot more dwarf planet candidates in the Solar Systems edge.