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No. Planets orbit suns, while moons orbit planets. Planets do not orbit planets.

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What planets are smaller then Venus?

Mars, Mercury, and all the dwarf planets and minor planets (asteroids) are smaller than venus. as of yet, there are no exoplanets smaller than venus, except one orbiting a pulsar, PSR B1257+12, that is only .02 (thats smaller than Ceres, the smallest dwarf planet)

Why was Pluto excluded from solar system?

astronomers found out that it was smaller than all the other planets and it was orbiting around Neptune surface.

Are all the planets orbiting Earth?

No, all the planets, including the Earth, orbit the Sun.

Are all the planets part of a star cluster?

No, the planets are all orbiting round one star.

Where are the planets found?

Orbiting stars. We know of eight planets orbiting our Sun, and we know of over 300 planets orbiting other stars.

Why does earth and all other planets orbit the sun?

Without the planets orbiting the sun all the planets would be cold and dark

What is an object that is smaller than a planet that orbits a star?

Dwarf planets (such as Pluto), Asteroids, and Comets are all smaller bodies than planets, but are in direct orbit around the sun. There are other Kuiper belt objects orbiting the sun beyond the orbit of Neptune, but not classified as comets or Dwarf planets.

Is the sun affected by orbiting planets?

Yes, just as we feel the effects of the Sun's gravity by orbiting around it, the Sun feels the effect of our gravity although it is admittedly smaller.

Are there ant planets orbiting gemni?

There may be planets orbiting stars in the constellation Gemini, but planets do not orbit whole constellations.

What planets have man made satellites orbiting them?

Currently there are only two planets with satellites orbiting them, Mars (a few of them) and Saturn (Cassini). All the planets excluding Uranus and Neptune have had satellites orbiting them at some point. We do also have two satellites orbiting minor objects and they are orbiting Comet 67-P (Rosetta) and the dwarf planet Ceres (Dawn).

Who believed that forces keep moons orbiting planets and planets orbiting the sun?

Newton- he created the law of universal gravitation, which states that all objects in the universe have gravity.

What is the smallest known planet in our solar system?

Mercury. There are many smaller bodies orbiting the Sun but they are not classed as planets.

What is a series of planets orbiting a star?

A series of planets orbiting a star is called a Solar System

What percent of planets are smaller than earth?

37.5% not including PlutoFirst Answer:50% including Pluto.Second Answer:Of the eight planets in our solar system, three are smaller than earth. 3/8 = 38%.However, we also know (to date) of more than a thousand other planets, orbiting distant stars. None of these planets so far is smaller than earth, but that it because planets as tiny as ours are difficult to detect. We expect probably half of all planets would be our size or smaller.

Does the sun have a moon?

The sun has 8 or 9 major planets and thousands of smaller objects orbiting around it. Some of the planets have many moons. (eg Neptune has 13) It can have moons but so far all of the moons are to close to the planets to get caught in the sun's orbit.

Planets without solar systems are called?

Planets not orbiting a star but instead orbiting the galactic center are referred to as rogue planets, or nomadic or interstellar planets.

Is our sun the only star that has planets orbiting around it?

No. Other stars have been found to have planets orbiting them.

What do the inner and outer planets have in common?

They all have atmospheres (Mercury's is extraordinarily thin), all have elliptical orbits around the Sun, all are rotating as well as orbiting, and all are roughly in the shape of a sphere (all but Mercury and Venus have equatorial bulges). *The IAU definition of a planet as "having cleared its orbit of smaller objects" does not mean there are not hundreds or thousands of small asteroids co-orbiting the Sun with each of the planets, many crossing the orbits of two or more planets.

What planets are there around the Earth?

There are no planets orbiting Earth.

How big are the planets that orbit other stars?

Most of the "exoplanets" that have been studied are much larger than Earth (like Jupiter). This is because the larger planets are easier to detect. A few smaller planets have been detected. I would guess that planets of all sizes are orbiting many stars.

Are gas planets smaller than dwarf planets?

No. All of the objects in out solar system labeled as dwarf planets are smaller than the smallest of the planets. The gas planets are the largest planets.

What makes the planets orbit around the sun?

The gravitational pull between the planets and the sun keep the planets orbiting the sun all day everyday.

Are dwarf planets smaller than inner planets?

Yes, all of the dwarf planets are smaller than the smallest inner planet (Mercury).

Dose the sun have a moon?

All the planets orbiting the sun can be called moons of the sun

What is the center of the soler system?

The Sun is at the centre of our solar system, with all the planets orbiting it.

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