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Solarsystem

A sliced diagram showing the main/largest bodies of the Solar System (2003 UB313 = Eris).

The Solar System refers to the Sun, the bodies orbiting it, and its gravitational influence. Thus the diameter of the Solar System would be 2 light years! Here is a list of some notable solar system objects, each ordered by mean distance.

  • A planet is a body that orbits a star, as long as it is round in shape and has no other planets crossing its path.
  • A dwarf planet is an object that is round but does have other planets crossing its orbit around the Sun. Most of them orbit in the Kuiper Belt.
  • An asteroid is an object that is not round or has several other objects crossing its path. Most of them orbit in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
  • A comet is an asteroid-like object that emits a tail of water and gas behind it as it passes by the Sun. It also has an elliptical orbit. Most of them originate in the Oort Cloud.
    Oort-cloud

    The Oort Cloud, with its structure shown.

  • The Habitable Zone is the area around a star where the heat is balanced so that water can form. Thus, life can only exist in the Habitable Zone. For some reason, even though they are not habitable Mars and Venus accompany Earth in the official Habitable Zone.
  • Astronomical Units (AU) is a term used in astronomy to measure distance. It represents the median distance between the Earth and the Sun, or $ 149 600 000 $ kilometers.
Name Planetary/Stellar Type Average Distance from Sun Picture
The Sun G2 V (N/A)
Sol
Mercury Terrestrial 0.387098 AU
Inner planets
Venus 0.723332 AU
99942 Apophis Asteroid $ 0.92228 $ AU
Apophis
Earth Terrestrial, Habitable 1 AU
Earth
Mars Terrestrial 1.523679 AU
Mars
4 Vesta Asteroid 2.36179 AU
Vesta
951 Gaspra 2.435 AU
Gaspra
3 Juno 2.6707 AU
Juno
1 Ceres Dwarf Planet

(originally Asteroid)

2.7675 AU
Ceres sedna
243 Ida


  • Dactyl
Asteroid 2.862 AU
Ida
2 Pallas 2.77160611 AU
Pallas
Jupiter
  • Metis
  • Adrastea
  • Amalthea
  • Io
  • Europa
  • Ganymede
  • Callisto
  • Themisto
  • Leda
  • Himalia
  • Lysithea
  • Elara
  • Dia
  • Carpo
  • S/2003 J 12
  • Euporie
  • S/2003 J 3
  • S/2003 J 18
  • S/2011 J 1
  • S/2011 J 2
  • Jupiter LII
  • Thelxinoe
  • Euanthe
  • Helike
  • Orthosie
  • S/2016 J 1
  • Iocaste
  • S/2003 J 16
  • Praxidike
  • Harplayke
  • Mneme
  • Hermippe
  • Thyone
  • Ananke
  • Herse
  • Aitne
  • Kale
  • Taygete
  • S/2003 J 19
  • Chaldene
  • S/2003 J 15
  • S/2003 J 10
  • S/2003 J 23
  • Erinome
  • Aoede
  • Kallichore
  • Kalyke
  • Carme
  • Kallirhoe
  • Eurydome
  • S/2011 J 2
  • Pasithee
  • S/2010 J 1
  • Kore
  • Cyllene
  • Eukelade
  • S/2017 J 1
  • S/2003 J 4
  • Pasiphae
  • Hegemone
  • Arche
  • Isonoe
  • S/2003 J 9
  • S/2003 J 5
  • Sinope
  • Sponde
  • Autonoe
  • Megaclite
  • S/2003 J 2
Gas Giant 5.2026 AU
Jupiter
Saturn
  • S/2009 S 1
  • Pan
  • Daphnis
  • Atlas
  • Prometheus
  • Pandora
  • Epimetheus
  • Janus
  • Aegaeon
  • Mimas
  • Methone
  • Anthe
  • Pallene
  • Enceladus
  • Tethys
  • Telesto
  • Calypso
  • Dione
  • Helene
  • Polydeuces
  • Rhea
  • Titan
  • Hyperion
  • Iapetus
  • Kiviuq
  • Ijiraq
  • Phoebe
  • Paaliaq
  • Skathi
  • Albiorix
  • S/2007 S 2
  • Bebhionn
  • Erriapus
  • Skoll
  • Siarnaq
  • Tarqeq
  • S/2004 S 13
  • Greip
  • Hyrrokkin
  • Jarnsaxa
  • Tarvos
  • Mundilfari
  • S/2006 S 1
  • S/2004 S 17
  • Bergelmir
  • Narvi
  • Suttungr
  • Hati
  • S/2004 S 12
  • Farbauti
  • Thrymir
  • Aegir
  • S/2007 S 3
  • Bestla
  • S/2004 S 7
  • S/2006 S 3
  • Fenrir
  • Surtur
  • Kari
  • Ymir
  • Loge
  • Fornjot
9.554909 AU
Saturn
10199 Chariklo Asteroid 15.777 AU
Chariklo
Halley's Comet Comet 17.8 AU
Halley's Comet - May 29 1910
Uranus
  • Cordelia
  • Ophelia
  • Bianca
  • Cressida
  • Desdemona
  • Juliet
  • Portia
  • Rosalind
  • Cupid
  • Belinda
  • Perdita
  • Puck
  • Mab
  • Miranda
  • Ariel
  • Umbriel
  • Titania
  • Oberon
  • Francisco
  • Caliban
  • Stephano
  • Trinculo
  • Syncorax
  • Margaret
  • Prospero
  • Setebos
  • Ferdinand
Ice Giant 19.2184 AU
Uranus
Neptune
  • Naiad
  • Thalassa
  • Despina
  • Galatea
  • Larissa
  • S/2004 N 1
  • Proteus
  • Triton
  • Nereid
  • Halimede
  • Sao
  • Laomedeia
  • Psamathe
  • Neso
30.110387 AU
Neptune planet nine
Pluto


  • Charon
  • Styx
  • Nix
  • Kerberos
  • Hydra
Dwarf Planet 39.54 AU
Pluto
138108 Haumea


  • Namaka
  • Hi'iaka
Dwarf Planet 43.218 AU
Haumea
136472 Makemake


  • S/2015 (136472) 1
Dwarf Planet 45.715 AU
Makemake eris
136199 Eris


  • Dysnomia
Dwarf Planet 67.781 AU
Makemake eris
90377 Sedna Dwarf Planet 506.2 AU
Ceres sedna
Planet Nine Ice Giant 700 AU
Neptune planet nine
Nibiru (hypothetical) variable (Ice Giant, Rouge Planet, Brown Dwarf, Red Dwarf) unknown
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