Template talk:SolarSummary

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Dwarf planets[edit]

I added dwarf planets to the template, but it was swiftly reverted under the justification that, "the images of the added objects [were] crappy". Unfortunately high quality images of most dwarf planets simply do not exist. This template shouldn't only have images that look pretty, it is a visual summary of the solar system, not an art collection of nice looking space-based pictures. Before (and after) my edit, the template appeared to be following List of Solar System objects by size in its listing order, and there is no reason to exclude dwarf planets and leave it incomplete. Reatlas (talk) 11:39, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

It should. This template is a visual summary of Solar System bodies that have high-quality images. It isn't supposed to simply visually duplicate List of Solar System objects by size. Pluto, Charon, and Ceres will be added in 2015, when high-quality images of these bodies become available. --JorisvS (talk) 12:13, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I just noticed the section documentation in Solar System, which clears some things up...maybe the template page should also mention this is an intentionally incomplete, high-quality only sampling as well. If we choose inclusion by current image quality, we ought to include the small solar system bodies with high quality images in addition to just planets and moons, and then the number of images becomes prohibitively large. Also problematically, the idea of choosing images by image quality makes this (as i see it) rather like a gallery, which Commons would host better. Reatlas (talk) 13:32, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
I've added a hidden note. The smaller closely imaged objects are included in the complete version at Template:SolarSummaryLarge. --JorisvS (talk) 15:19, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

FWIW - added relevant dwarf planet Pluto - seems to fit as follows => Triton (moon)/1353kmR > Pluto/1184kmR > Titania (moon)/788kmR - in terms of radius - best available Hubble image (2003) of Pluto was uploaded and added - hope it's ok - *entirely* ok with me to rv/mv/ce of course - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 15:46, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Only those with images of decent quality qualify. Pluto's image is of ridiculously low quality. It will be readded in the summer with an image from New Horizons. --JorisvS (talk) 15:36, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Comets[edit]

Why are there no comets on this list? We now have excellent imagery of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko thanks to the Rosetta probe. I am inclined to agree with the "Dwarf Planets" contributor earlier in this discussion. It depends what the list of images is for. Is it simply to show of an attractive gallery of miscellaneous solar system objects? If so, comets can and should be included. If not, and it's a more comprehensive list, then exclusions such as missing dwarf planets (such as Pluto which remains significant historically and culturally even though it's assignation as a planet is removed) and comets should be corrected.95.172.74.40 (talk) 16:38, 16 January 2015 (UTC)Siddie Nam

They are ordered by size and it has a maximum of five rows. All closely imaged comets are too small to appear here; the smallest (Prometheus) is ~90 km in diameter. They do appear in the full visual summary: Template:SolarSummaryLarge. --JorisvS (talk) 17:18, 16 January 2015 (UTC)