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How do you compare dwarf planets from regular planets?

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dwarf planets are smaller than regular planets

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How are dwarf planets different form regular planets?

Dwarf planets are not the dominant objects in the neighborhood of their orbits. Planets are.

How are dwarf planets different from regular planets?

Dwarf planets are usually smaller than regular planets. The reason they are not classed as planets is because they are not the dominant objects in the region of space around their orbit.

How are the three dwarf planets compare in size to earth's moon?

the dwarf planets are bigger than the moon so they are considered "dwarf" planets and not moons LOVE: CAPT. CRUNCH

How are planets and dwarf planets different?

Dwarf planets are smaller than regular planets. For example, Pluto is a dwarf planet, jupiter is not. Scientists are saying that there are more dwarf planets in our solar system but have not been out to see them (if there are any other than pluto).

What is the difference between dwarf planets and regular planets?

Dwarf planets are smaller than regular planets. Dwarf planets are smaller than the 8 major planets of our solar system. They are not quite planets as they have not cleared their orbit of sufficient matter. They are roughly spherical in shape and orbit the sun directly, so fulfil these two criteria, but have not achieved the third (sufficiently clearing their orbits).

Are dwarf planets and minor planets the samet hing?

Dwarf planets are celestial bodies that have enough mass to have a gravitational pull by the sun, but they are not large enough to be considered a regular planet. They are also too big to be satellites. Minor planets are in direct orbit with the sun. They are not dominant planets, and they are not comets. This qualifies all dwarf planets as minor planets. So, to answer your question, not exactly. All dwarf planets are minor planets. But not all minor planets are dwarf planets. Hope this helps you!!

Which planet is furest from the sun?

If we are talking about regular planets then it's Neptune. If we are including dwarf planets then Eris.

What are the names of the 2 new planets?

They are categorized as "dwarf planets" now, leaving only 8 regular planets in our solar system. The names of all the dwarf planets are:CeresPlutoHaumeaMakemakeEris

How many planets revolve around this solar system's sun?

Our solar system has 8 regular planets and a number of dwarf planets.

Are dwarf planets round because of their gravity?

That is correct; dwarf planets, like the regular size planets, are round because of their gravity. Gravity is a spherically symmetrical force which tends to produce a spherical result.

All of your planets in your solor system?

There are 11 planets in the our solor system. but if you don't count the dwarf planets there are 8. Dwarf planets Pluto Ceres Eris regular planets Mercury Venus Earth Mars (outer planets) Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune

How are the inner planets similar to dwarf planets?

The other planets are not similar to dwarf planets.

Are dwarf planets asteroids?

No they are just dwarf planets

What is the name of our dwarf planets?

our dwarf planets are Pluto

What can planets do that dwarf planets cannot do?

Actually Dwarf planets are planets which are very small in size and cannot be called planets but not as small to be called asteroids, so the name dwarf planets.

How is a moon different from a planet or a dwarf planet?

Moons revolve around planets and dwarf planets. Planets and dwarf planets revolve around stars.

How are dwarf planets different from actual planets?

Dwarf planets are more smaller than actual planets.

Why do the number of dwarf planets change constantly?

The number of dwarf planets changes constantly because astronomers are finding and classifying new dwarf planets. As of June 2014, there are 10 known dwarf planets plus many others that may be classified as dwarf planets.

Why are dwarf planets called dwarf planets?

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.

What elements are the dwarf planets made of?

Basically the same as normal planets - dwarf planets are basically "small planets".

What do planets and dwarf planets have in common?

Planets and Dwarf Planets are both round, unlike asteroids, which are potato shaped.

Do dwarf planets have satellites?

Yes. it is not uncommon for dwarf planets to have satilites.

What is the circumference of all the dwarf planets?

i now the radius of the dwarf planets

Do outer planets have dwarf planets?

No. Planets do not have dwarf planets. A planet-sized object orbiting a larger planet is a moon. Dwarf planets orbit the sun independent of other objects.

How many planets are there including dwarf planets?

There are 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets as of 2011. See related questions:

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