User:Asteroidz R not planetz
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Scientists have recently changed the official order of the planets. This motion won by a unanimous vote in Prague, 24th August, 2006. There are now 12 celestial bodies in our solar system. In order from the sun:
2003 UB313-2,400km across
The solar system has been seperated into sub catergories of planets: classical planets and plutons, plutons being the smallest. The planets above that are in italics are plutons and the bold ones are classical planets. The linked ones are new to our solar system. The new definition of a planet is an object with enough gravity to make it spherical, and it orbits the sun and not another planet. This rules out Pluto and Charon because they orbit each other as well as the sun. The difference between a classical planet and a pluton is that plutons take more than 200 years to orbit the sun. Ceres is only just considered too large to be an asteroid. There has been much contradiction over whether Pluto and Charon should be classified as asteroids or not, because, with such an orbit that crosses Neptunes and a second orbit around each other, it's hard to judge what they should classify as.
More Planet Facts
Mercury's day is twice as long as it's year
Venus has an orbit which has an excentricity of 1%
Earth can also be referred to as Terra
Mars has an asteroid belt between itself and Jupiter
Ceres was discovered in 1801
Jupiter's red spot is actually a storm that has raged for millenia
Saturn's rings are made of rocks and dust
Uranus rotates on it's axis at a 97 degree angle
Neptune is named after the god of the oceans
Pluto was discovered in 1930
Charon is the twin planet to Pluto (they orbit each other whilst orbiting the sun)
They haven't come up with a proper name for 2003 UB313 yet
Is Uranus bigger than Mars?
Whatever you do, don't say yes! If you still don't get it try saying it outloud.
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