The Planets and their Moons
The table shows the planets of the solar system, in order of distance from the sun.
The moons are listed in order of their distance from the planet they orbit.
NB At a meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague in August 2006, astronomers voted to demote Pluto from the status of planet. Officially there are now only eight planets in the solar system, and Pluto is officially a "dwarf planet".
Other dwarf planets are: Achilles, Adonis, Amor, Apollo, Astraea, Aten, Ceres, Chiron, Eros, Eunomia, Euphrosyne, Hebe, Hermes, Hidalgo, Hygeia, Icarus, Iris, Juno, Pallas, Vesta.
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