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As of 2015, scientists define dwarf planets as bodies that are similar to planets in that they orbit a star, are large enough to form a round shape and are not moons. However, dwarf planets do not have sufficient gravity... More »

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As of 2014, there are eight planets in Earth's solar system. In order by distance to the sun, the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto was considered to be a ninth planet un... More »

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The inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, are made up of silicate rock and heavy metals such as iron and nickel, whereas the outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, are made up mostly of gases, accor... More »

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According to NASA, none of the planets in the solar system are known to have exactly four moons. It is noted that Jupiter has four large moons, known as the Galilean Satellites, but the gas giant might have up to 46 addi... More »

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Not all planets have moons. In the solar system, Mercury and Venus do not have any moons orbiting them. All of the other planets, including the Earth, have one or more natural satellites. More »

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Many other planets have moons. There are 166 natural satellites in the solar system orbiting six different planets, including Earth. Jupiter has 63 orbiting moons, followed by Saturn's 60. Uranus has 27 moons, Neptune ha... More »

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The number of moons is constantly changing for some planets as they are discovered, but at the last official count there are 166 moons, with more than 20 waiting to be recognized as moons. This count is only of the moons... More »

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