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Originally posted by CX
I know this probably sounds like a basic question that a kid would ask, but i read all the time about new planets being discovered, i just wondered what you consider the main planets that are now known to us?
My kids have posters and books on the planets, they show the main ones in our solar system that we learnt in school, but what do i tell them if they ask me?
This page shows information about planetary bodies named by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), and about bodies named by the IAU Committee on Small Body Nomenclature that have surface features named by the WGPSN.
Named by the Romans for their god of war because of its red, bloodlike color. Other civilizations also named this planet from this attribute; for example, the Egyptians named it "Her Desher," meaning "the red one."
Originally posted by prevenge
google is a tool humans use to research information.
In our solar system Mimas is the smallest body that seems to be in hydrostatic equilibrium, while Pallas may be the largest notably out of round. The IAU has so far declared only four bodies to be dwarf planets: Ceres, Pluto, Makemake and Eris.