Dwarf Planets

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.

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Dwarf Planets

Which dwarf planets are the biggest?

There are only five known dwarf planets!They're names are as follows Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. On the other hand only two of them have been observed in detail to fit the acutul definition. Ceres and Pluto are the two.I hope that helps in your quest.

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Dwarf Planets
Asteroids
The Difference Between

What makes asteroids different from dwarf planets?

You can consider a dwarf planet to be a special case from an asteroid - one that has achieved hydrostatic equilibrium, which basically means that it has enough gravity to force it into a round shape.

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What would happen to the dwarf planets if brought close to the Sun?

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International Space Station
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Dwarf Planet Makemake

When was makemake classified as a dwarf planet?

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets

What are two characteristics that make the dwarf planets different from the real planets?

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Dwarf Planets

How are planets dwarf planets and asteroids both similar and different?

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What are three facts about dwarf planets?

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Planetary Science
Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets

Why do some people argue that the planet is already too crowded?

The usage of resources is already well above the planet's carrying capacity. This resource usage is related to the number of people; though it is also related to consumer habits. For example, if all people turned vegetarians (or at least, significantly reduced their consumption of meat), then much less of the planet's resources would be used. Similarly, the energy you use also affects the environment.

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
The Moon
Dwarf Planets

Is it true Pluto is only larger than mercury?

No, it is false. Pluto is smaller than Mercury.

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Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

How many moons are there in the solar system that are larger then Pluto?

13

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets

Why does Dr. Tyson believe that Pluto is America?

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Dwarf Planets

Is Pluto closer to earth than Polaris?

Yes, everything in our solar system, including the most remote asteroids, are closer than Polaris.

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

Who determined that Pluto is no longer planet?

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Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

Where was Pluto disqualified in space?

Pluto was not disqualified in space. It was reclassed into a more specific category: dwarf planet.

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Dwarf Planets

Is Pluto larger that Eris?

Yes. Pluto is slightly larger than Eris.

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

What will happen if you touch Pluto?

If you are talking about touching it with your bare hand, you're entire body would freeze solid the moment your space suit was breached.

If you are talking about touching it while wearing a spacesuit, then nothing would happen.

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets

Is Pluto a thin or thick atmosphere?

Pluto sometimes has a temporary thin atmosphere, but only during Pluto's Summer. Pluto entered Summer in 1989 and it will last until 2114.

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Planetary Science
Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets

Who determined that Pluto is no more a planet?

Anyone who understands the definition of a planet knows that Pluto is a dwarf planet and not a major planet.

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

What are the 2 reasons why Pluto was demoted from planet status to dwarf planet status?

The main reason is that it is so far away from the Sun, that it is considered part of the Kuiper belt - not the solar system. There are similar sized objects to Pluto in the Kuiper belt system, and thus Pluto was 'demoted' to dwarf planet status.

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Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

What would a summery of Pluto?

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Dwarf Planets

Is planet Eris mosly made of gas or rock?

Eris is made mostly of ice.

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Planetary Science
Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets

Is it true that Pluto has a nearly circular orbit?

No, that is completely false.

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Dwarf Planet Pluto
Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

How many years did satellites explore Pluto?

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Dwarf Planets
The Solar System

Why is Pluto considered a dwarf plant two reasons?

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Dwarf Planets

How often does Pluto revolve around the earth?

Pluto revolves around the Sun. It never revolves around Earth.

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