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There are actually 11 Planets in the Solar System if you include the three dwarf planets: Pluto, Eris and Ceres.
The Planets in order from the Sun (without dwarf planets) are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
The Planets in order from the Sun (with dwarf planets) are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres + asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris.
Yeahhhhh no. If you want to limit the planets, use the 8 planets IAU definition. But if you want to include dwarf planets, include ALL of them and not just the "more important" ones. Like, all few thousand of them. Thank you and have a nice day (and technically, if you're using historical objects as the Stern definition of "classical planets", Vesta counts too) 134340Goat (talk) 05:08, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Typo in Uranus' semi-major axis value
In the Outer Planets section, Uranus' distance is given as 19.6 AU instead of 19.2 AU. Since the latter value is consistently found everywhere else, I can only conclude that this is a typo which needs to be corrected. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:27, 14 September 2013 (UTC) Zeromant
scientific theory which is actually hypothesis stated as facts?
This sentence :
"It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud.."
Is incorrectly stated as fact.
This is not a fact and is not a neutral opinion for all of mankind. It is a scientific theory or rather a scientific hypothesis. Can anyone verify the origins of the Sun? What a ridiculous notion.
This sentence should be changed to :
"Scientific Theory suggests that It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 03:32, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
- The same applies to almost every sentence in every Wikipedia article - it would get very tiring if every statement were qualified in this way. We can rely on readers to understand, I think, that if we make such statements without qualification, it means we believe their accuracy to be universally accepted among experts in the field. If there are competing theories, then we need to qualify. W. P. Uzer (talk) 06:16, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
- Yes. We also state the Earth is round, but that's just a theory too, and not universal for all mankind. — kwami (talk) 07:09, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
I understand your point Uzer but within this sentence I mentioned if you follow the link to the page for "Molecular cloud" and scroll down to "processes" - "Star formation" the First sentence states the following : "The general hypothesis is that the creation of stars occurs exclusively within molecular clouds." So there seems to be an inconsistency between these two pages. One page admits its general hypothesis and this page states it as fact? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:57, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
- Fixed. It also called it incorrectly the "creation" instead of the "formation" of stars. --JorisvS (talk) 08:35, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
The information about Voyager 1 is outdated. It has entered interstellar space now although it has still a few tens of thousand years to go until it leaves the Solar system. --Artman40 (talk) 12:48, 22 December 2013 (UTC)