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Dwarf Planets

Parent Category: The Solar System
Dwarf planets are celestial bodies orbiting around the Sun that are not counted as planets because of their small size. Find questions about the different Dwarf Planets here.
There is no starting point. We don't know where Pluto started  orbiting so we cannot determine the answer to this question.  However, we do know that it takes Pluto 248 years to orbit the sun.
it wont it just depends on what the horizon is made of
A black dwarf would be the same size as a white dwarf: between  7,000 and 17,000 miles across.
no its a dwarf planet
it would take about six to seven months
  == Answer ==   No, but it is possible to hear their effects. 
Pluto's moon is about the size of Pluto, so they pretty much orbit  each other.
other dwarf planets, comets, kuiper belt objects
no but one is getting there
  400 Octillion Joules. (400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) It's not really a fair question, however. The Death Star, as depicted in the Star Wars movies, is grossly overpowered for its purpose. It would take a tiny fraction of that energy to simply vaporize the surface and wipe out all...
Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea and Makemake are the dwarf planets found so far. As you can see there are 5 now, not just 4.
No. Pluto is not a Jovian planet as it is made primarily out ofice, not gas. As of 2006 Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
Charon, also known as Pluto I, is the largest of the five knownnatural satellites of the dwarf planet Pluto. It was discovered in1978 at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.,using photographic plates taken at the United States NavalObservatory Flagstaff Station. With half the...
Cinder blocks come in different sizes and weights, so in order to  answer this question let's assume that the cinder block is a "light  weight" version, which weighs about 28lbs here on Earth. Ceres,  which is a dwarf planet (or "planetoid"), has a surface gravity of  0.27 m/s^2. Thus, a cinder...
Nobody knows for sure, but many scientists think Pluto is made of rock and ice.Apparently, a kid in Encino, California made a comic about action-fighting Alpha Pluto and his Multiple Energy Forms. I think the creator is someone called David Yang that goes to Emelita Street School (Elementary).
That's Kepler's third law. He derived it empirically from Tycho's observational data, and it can be derived from Newton's law of universal gravitation.
  == Answer ==   Neutral gray.
In all likelihood, yes. Most large solar system bodies have been  heavily bombarded by asteroids and there is no reason to believe  Makemake is an exception. However, Makemake is so far away that we  cannot make out enough detail to see any craters.
Ceres is classified as a dwarf planet [See related question] it is the largest asteroid and only dwarf planet in the asteroid belt [See related question]
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune are the four outer planets the four inner planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Pluto isn't gray. It appears gray in most images because they were  not taken in color. Pictures from the new Horizons space probe  shows that it varies between black and tan. The reason for the  color variation is uncertain.
    Dwarf planets are very small and usually have much more elliptical orbits than normal planets.
That's because Pluto is usually further from the Sun than Neptune is. Incidentally, Pluto is defined as only a dwarf planet now.
Probably not.   Pluto is so far from the Sun, and so cold, that almost any atmosphere that it might have would be frozen. 
Mercury and Venus
There is no planet by the name Eris. Please restate the question.
Basically the same as normal planets - dwarf planets are basically  "small planets".
Planets and Dwarf Planets are both round, unlike asteroids, which are potato shaped.
No scientist speculated it because scientists know that electric and magnetic attraction is polarised, i.e. some objects attract and others repel. Also magnetism does not have poles, so it is impossible to generate a 'central force' which is necessary for an orbit as we know it. On the other hand...
    Actually, Ive heard that in Pluto's core, there is liquid water. I don't know how cold or warm the water is, but I believe that you can look it up on Google.       Comment: Scientists say there is probably no liquid water on Pluto. However, they say the outer 30% or so of...
The brightest planet in the night sky is Venus. And this is due to its highly reflective atmosphere, and the fact that it's the closest planet to the Earth.
No Pluto will Never life.
it will freeze because Pluto is too far away and too cold to eat the ice cream. plus what flavor is the ice cream
Lowell Observatory is located in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Pluto is the Roman name for the Greek God of the Underword and the Dead; Hades.
No. The third planed from the sun is Earth. Pluto was considered  the ninth planet until it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in  2006.
It doesn't. Charon is much too far away to be influenced by Earth's  gravity. Charon is gravitationally bound to Pluto, but technically  does not orbit it. Because Charon is fairly massive compared to  Pluto the two object orbit around their common center of mass,  which lies outside of Pluto.
Not really, you're thinking of comets, asteroids are composed of rock, metal, or a combination of both.
Jupiter can't fit inside the earth because earth is so small and Jupiter is so big!
Its orbital period is 4.60 years; since that is not an exact  multiple of the Earth year, the closest approach is not at the same  date every year. You can check astronomical sites for "opposition  of Ceres"; the closest approach is usually close to the opposition.  For example, in 2016, Ceres...
The surface gravity on Pluto is a little more than 6% of the  gravity on Earth, which is less than half the gravity on the moon.
Space TelescopesPlanets that are orbiting stars that are far away creating fluctuations in the light that we see coming from the star. Astronomers can observe those planets by measuring the fluctuations of that light.
Between about 4 hours and 7 hours, depending on what part of its orbit Pluto is - its orbit is fairly excentric.\n Between about 4 hours and 7 hours, depending on what part of its orbit Pluto is - its orbit is fairly excentric.\n Between about 4 hours and 7 hours, depending on what part of its...
Pluto is not being removed from the solar system,but it seemswhen it was discovered nearly 80 years ago we wrongly called it a planet. We have dicovered more about Pluto since then and it does not behave in any way like the solar systems other planets. Whatever you call it, its staying where it is...
Pluto- A dwarf planet in the far edge of the solar systemPluto2- A greek god of the underworld
From its discovery in 1930 until its degradation in 2006 Pluto wasconsidered the solar system's ninth planet. Now it is considered adwarf planet, and one of 5 official dwarf planets.
96 AU's. An AU is the distance between the Earth and the Sun. So 96distances from Earth to sun is Eris from Earth
Haumea is a Kuiper Belt plutoid which are a class of dwarf planets similar to Pluto. It has a long elliptical orbit which is inclined relative to Earth's orbit. It is on average much further from the sun than even Pluto is though for part of it's orbit it passes inside Pluto's orbit.
The terrestrial planets are the inner planets, which are: . Mercury . Venus . Earth . Mars
It is not fact, but Pluto cannot possibly be a planet; it is too small. Even if it does have Charon (moon), It is not big enough to be a planet (my opinion). Also, its orbit is elliptical, and comes closer to the Sun, intercepting and passing through Neptune's orbit. As many people know, all of the...
No. Astronomers did not know asteroids existed until after Ceres  was discovered.
makemake is in the kuiper belt along with Pluto
Not yet, but it should be in 2015.
You can do it in under 24 hours
The distance that a planet is from the Sun differs depending on theplanet. However, for this question, I will use Earth. Earth isclosest to the Sun when the Northern Hemisphere is in it's wintermonths. This is about December 21st. During Summer, The month ofJune, Earth is Furthest from the Sun. The...
the main physical characteristic is that you have to do some more research on Eris. heard of GOOGLE before.
Pluto was not found by accident. Scientists saw that Neptune did not always move in orbit as it should. Something was pulling it. So, scientists searched for a ninth planet for decades. Clyde Tombaugh found Pluto in 1930 after nearly a year of examining photographs with a blink comparator which...
4 days on Pluto would be 25.6 Earth days.
6/1.2=5 (so 1.2km is a fifth of 6km)So it would take the Bee one fifth of an hour60/5=12So it would take the Bee 12 minutes
the pluto's has 3 moons.. not 2 moons
An orbital resonance occurs when one moon's orbital period is a simple fraction of the other's, such as 1/2 or 1/3 or 1/4, which means at least two moons are required.
The international Union astronoms (IUA) reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet.
No. It is a dwarf planet.  Pluto and the Kuiper Belt objects may share structural similarities with asteroids, but the ones we can observe are much larger than Main Belt asteroids.  Pluto's Orbit  Pluto is usually farther from the Sun than any of the eight planets; however, due to the...
Compared to the 8 major planets, Pluto was thought unique becauseit was a rocky planet, far from the Sun, in an orbit highly angledfrom the plane of the other planets. It also has a moon, Charon,that has significant mass, enough to make them effectivelyco-orbiting bodies. We now know that there are...
No. You will be boiling hot in fact! You won't be frozen, you will be boiled.
The gravitational field at the surface is:   For Ceres: 0.28 meters per second squared   For Earth: 9.8 meters per second squared
A concensus of astronomers at a convention in Prague of theInternational Astronomical Union reclassified Pluto as a minor ordwarf planet, in 2006.
No. It's bigger. Pluto is only really a rather large asteroid.
11.074 miles per second. Fast.. Huh?!?!?!?!
does neptunes moons have any features
dwarf planets are called dwarf planets because they are too small to be classified as an actual planet. Pluto is a dwarf planet as well as Xena and Ceres. Which you probably do not know of because we do not study them as main planets in our solar system.
It is part of the Solar System. The Solar System includes planets, moons, comets, asteroids, a star and dwarf planets like Pluto.
  == Answer ==   it would be frigin sweet i get tired of asking people to play and they dont got a gun
Not since 1846, no. Everything discovered in the solar system since then is considered to be at best a dwarf planet.