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Working definition[edit]

Objects within, and history topics related to the Solar System.

there really needs to be a clear(er) definition for the topic now that subtopics are on their way — thus allowing for the topic to be more focused Nergaal (talk) 23:39, 17 September 2008 (UTC)





All current articles are FAs.



  1. Jupiter
  2. Dwarf planets
  3. Main asteroid belt—needs the addition of other large asteroids: Start-Class article511 Davida, Start-Class article52 Europa and Start-Class article704 Interamnia, asteroids with satellites and those visited by spacecraft.

Future subtopics[edit]

  1. Featured articleSunRedirect pageStructure of the Sun (Start-Class articleSolar core, Start-Class articleChromosphere, etc.), Features of the Sun (B-Class articleCorona, B-Class articleSunspot, etc.), C-Class articleHeliosphere, B-Class articleSolar wind, C-Class articleSolar deity, Featured articleSolar eclipse, C-Class articleSunlight
  2. Featured articleMercuryB-Class articleGeology, C-Class articleExploration, B-Class articleAtmosphere, Albedo features
  3. Featured articleVenusC-Class articleGeology, Atmosphere, C-Class articleObservations and explorations, B-Class articleColonization
  4. Featured articleEarthFeatured articleMoon, B-Class articleHistory of Earth, B-Class articleGeological history of Earth, B-Class articleStructure of the Earth, C-Class articleAtmosphere of Earth, Redirect pageEarth's magnetosphere
  5. Featured articleMarsB-Class articleGeology, C-Class articleAtmosphere, B-Class articleGeography, C-Class articleMoons, B-Class articleLife on Mars, B-Class articleColonization, B-Class articleExploration
  6. Featured articleSaturnFeatured articleTitan, B-Class articleIapetus, C-Class articleRhea, C-Class articleDione, C-Class articleMimas, Featured articleEnceladus, B-Class articleTethys, RedirectAtmosphere, B-Class articleMagnetosphere, B-Class articleRings, Featured articleMoons, C-Class articleExploration
  7. Featured articleUranusFeatured articleTitania, C-Class articleMiranda, Featured articleAriel, Featured articleUmbriel, Featured articleOberon, B-Class articleAtmosphere, B-Class articleClimate, Featured articleRings, Featured articleMoons, C-Class articleExploration
  8. Featured articleNeptuneFeatured articleTriton, B-Class articleDiscovery, Featured articleRings, Featured listMoons, C-Class articleTrojans, RedirectAtmosphere, Start-Class articleExploration
  9. Featured articleFormation and evolutionFeatured articleNebular hypothesis, B-Class articleStellar evolution, C-Class articleStability of the Solar System, B-Class articleNice model, B-Class articleLate Heavy Bombardment, Start-Class articleAndromeda–Milky Way collision
  10. C-Class articleDiscovery and explorationTimeline of discovery of Solar System planets and their moons, Featured articlePlanets beyond Neptune, C-Class articleVulcan, Timeline of Solar System astronomy, C-Class articleTimeline of Solar System exploration, B-Class articleHeliocentrism, C-Class articleGiant-impact hypothesis, B-Class articleHistory of Solar System formation and evolution hypotheses, C-Class articlePlanetary migration, C-Class articleHuman spaceflight, B-Class articleGeocentric model
  11. B-Class articleTrans-Neptunian objectC-Class articleNeptune trojan, Featured articleKuiper belt, Featured articleScattered disc, Good articleDetached object, Featured articleOort cloud, Good articlePlutoid

Further subtopics[edit]

  1. CometsFeatured articleKreutz sungrazers, Start-Class articleMain-belt comet, Featured articleOort cloud, Featured articleHalley's Comet,Featured articleComet Hyakutake, Featured articleComet Hale–Bopp, Featured articleComet Shoemaker–Levy 9, C-Class articleGiotto, B-Class articleStardust, Deep Impact, C-Class articleGreat comet, Lists of comets
  2. Featured articlePlutoC-Class articleMoons of Pluto, B-Class articleCharon, Start-Class articleNix, Start-Class articleHydra, Featured articlePlanets beyond Neptune, B-Class articleNew Horizons
  3. Featured articleHaumeaMoons of Haumea, C-Class articleHaumea family, Good articleControversy over the discovery of Haumea
  4. Featured articleMoons of Jupiter — details at Wikipedia talk:Featured topics/Jupiter
  5. C-Class articleMinor planetB-Class articleAsteroid, C-Class articleCentaur, B-Class articleTrans-Neptunian object, Featured articleDwarf planet
  6. C-Class articleRing systemsFeatured articleRings of Jupiter, B-Class articleRings of Saturn, Featured articleRings of Uranus, Featured articleRings of Neptune, C-Class articleRings of Rhea
  7. Featured listNatural satellitesFeatured articleMoon, Featured listMoons of Jupiter, Featured listMoons of Saturn, Featured listMoons of Uranus, Featured listMoons of Neptune, Good articleMoons of Haumea, C-Class articleMoons of Mars, B-Class articleMoons of Pluto, C-Class articleDysnomia (moon), B-Class articleMinor-planet moon

List subtopic[edit]

List of Solar System objects - Objects by size, Timeline of discoveries, Featured listGravitationally rounded objects, Featured listNatural satellites, Minor planets, Exceptional asteroids, Comets


These are not technically part of the Solar System topic.

  1. Featured articlePlanetC-Class articleTerrestrial planet, Start-Class articleGas giant, C-Class articleRogue planet, B-Class articleExoplanet, Featured articleDefinition of planet, Featured articleNebular hypothesis, B-Class articlePlanetary habitability
  2. Featured articleDefinition of planetFeatured articlePlanet, Featured articleDwarf planet, Start-Class articleSmall Solar System body, IAU definition of planet, C-Class articleClearing the neighbourhood, B-Class articleHydrostatic equilibrium, C-Class articleDouble planet, B-Class articleGeocentric model, B-Class articleHeliocentrism, B-Class articleBrown dwarf

Possible additions[edit]

The ultimate scope of this topic and subtopics (not included above)

This topic could go on forever, so it would help to delineate what will and will not eventually be included. Here's a list of possible candidates; please add or take away anything you feel is necessary:

  1. there are 12 other spherical moons, and one moon (Proteus) that is large enough to be spherical but isn't.
  2. there are at least 40 other objects in the outer Solar System that are large enough to be spherical, but are not likely to be classified as dwarf planets because they can't be seen in enough detail to determine their sphericity 100 percent
  3. other significant minor planet populations
  4. various molecular elements to the Solar System, including solar wind, interplanetary medium, heliosphere, interplanetary dust cloud, cosmic dust, meteoroids.
  5. other "Moons of" articles: Moons of Pluto, etc


I think for the sake of cleanness we should use this section as the talkpage.

Is anybody still interested in these (sub)topics? Nergaal (talk) 22:43, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

The ice giants interest me, but I'm not sure I have time for them now. Double sharp (talk) 13:32, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, here is some serious thought about my dear Uranus and Neptune. For Uranus the needed articles are Miranda (which should be something like Ariel and I think we could get Serendipodous involved as noted on the talk page), the atmosphere and the climate (both look fairly good and atmosphere of Uranus is already at GAN – though there may be new stuff that was found between 2011 and 2017, which I shall have to go and check), and the exploration. For Neptune, it is the discovery (a field day for POV-pushers, I would imagine), the trojans (shouldn't be too different from the Jupiter trojans, except the less is known), and the exploration. I think I'll go for Uranus first, as there seems to be some activity there already. Double sharp (talk) 14:38, 25 July 2017 (UTC)