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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: 511 Davida, 52 Europa and 704 Interamnia, asteroids with satellites and those visited by spacecraft.

Future subtopics[edit]

  1. Featured articleSunStructure of the Sun (Solar core, Chromosphere, etc.), Features of the Sun (Corona, Sunspot, etc.), Heliosphere, Solar wind, The Sun in human culture (Featured articleSolar eclipse), Sunlight
  2. Featured articleMercuryGeology, Exploration, Atmosphere, Albedo features
  3. Featured articleVenusGeology, Atmosphere, Observations and explorations, Colonization
  4. Featured articleEarthFeatured articleMoon, History of Earth, Geological history of Earth, Structure of the Earth, Earth's atmosphere, Earth's magnetosphere
  5. Featured articleMarsGeology, Atmosphere, Geography, Moons, Life on Mars, Colonization, Exploration
  6. Featured articleSaturnFeatured articleTitan, B-Class articleIapetus, C-Class articleRhea, C-Class articleDione, C-Class articleMimas, Featured articleEnceladus, C-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, Start-Class articleExploration
  8. Featured articleNeptuneFeatured articleTriton, B-Class articleDiscovery, Featured articleRings, Featured listMoons, Start-Class articleTrojans, RedirectAtmosphere, Start-Class articleExploration
  9. Featured articleFormation and evolutionFeatured articleNebular hypothesis, Stellar evolution, Stability of the Solar System, Nice model, Late Heavy Bombardment, Andromeda-Milky Way collision
  10. Discovery and explorationFeatured articleTimeline of discovery of Solar System planets and their moons, Featured articlePlanets beyond Neptune, Vulcan, Timeline of solar system astronomy, Timeline of Solar System exploration, Heliocentrism, Giant impact hypothesis,History of Solar System formation and evolution hypotheses, Planetary migration, Human spaceflight, Geocentric model
  11. B-Class articleTrans-Neptunian objectStart-Class articleNeptune trojan, Featured articleKuiper belt, Featured articleScattered disc, Good articleDetached object, Featured articleOort cloud, Good articlePlutoid

Further subtopics[edit]

  1. CometsFeatured articleKreutz Sungrazers, Main belt comet, Featured articleOort cloud, Featured articleHalley's Comet,Featured articleComet Hyakutake, Featured articleComet Hale-Bopp, Featured articleComet Shoemaker-Levy 9, Giotto, B-Class articleStardust, Deep Impact, Great comet, Lists of comets
  2. Featured articlePlutoMoons of Pluto, Charon, Nix, Hydra,Featured articlePlanets beyond Neptune, New 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. Minor planetAsteroid, Centaur, Trans-Neptunian object, Featured articleDwarf planet
  6. C-Class articlePlanetary ringsFeatured articleRings of Jupiter, B-Class articleRings of Saturn, Featured articleRings of Uranus, Featured articleRings of Neptune,C-Class articleRings of Rhea
  7. Featured listMoonsFeatured 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 article Minor planet moon

List subtopic[edit]

List of Solar System objects - Objects by size, Featured articleTimeline of discoveries, Featured articleObjects in hydrostatic equilibrium, Featured articleMoons, Minor planets, Noteworthy asteroids, Comets


These are not technically part of the Solar System topic.

  1. Featured articlePlanetTerrestrial planet, Gas giant, Rogue planet, Featured articleExtrasolar planet, Featured articleDefinition of planet, Featured articleNebular hypothesis, Featured articlePlanetary habitability
  2. Featured articleDefinition of planetFeatured articlePlanet, Featured article Dwarf planet, Small solar system body, IAU definition of planet, Cleared the neighbourhood, Hydrostatic equilibrium, Double planet, Geocentric model, Heliocentrism, Brown 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)