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The Planets
A look at the qualities of planets.
# 133523 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Astronomy (General)


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The paper relates that the qualities that identify the planets have been given much consideration recently with news of the discovery of several far-distant planets of different types and because of the recent astronomy meeting at which Pluto was demoted from a planet to a different category. The paper reveals that currently, the solar system has eight full-fledged planets and several smaller planetoids, now including Pluto. The paper explains that the solar planets orbit the Sun, generally in the same orbital plane, while Pluto is eccentric in the angle of its orbit. The paper notes that planets also have a certain size, which is why the many other objects that orbit the sun are not planets. The paper adds that the makeup of the planets differs considerably, from the rocky inner worlds to the gas giants in the middle region to the frozen worlds in the outer region.

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"The qualities that identify the planets have been given much consideration recently with news of the discovery of several far-distant planets of different types and because of the recent astronomical meeting at which Pluto was demoted from a planet to a different category. Currently, then, the solar system has eight full-fledged planets and several smaller planetoids, now including Pluto. The solar planets orbit the Sun, generally in the same orbital plane, while Pluto is eccentric in the angle of its orbit. Planets also have a certain size, which is why the many other objects that orbit the sun are not planets. The makeup of the planets differs considerably, from the rocky inner worlds to the gas..."

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