Project Base Learning
By: Khyla Johnson
International Astronomical Union
Solar System Objects
Solar System objects are the small bodies in the solar system including Comets, Asteroids, the objects in the Kuiper Belts and the Oort Cloud, small planetary satellites, Triton, Pluto, Charon and inter planetary dust.
Kuiper Belt- sometimes referred to as the Edgeworth, is a region of the Solar System beyond the planets, extending from the orbit of Neptune to approximately 50 AU from the Sun.
Planets- an object in orbit around the sun and cleared its neighborhood.
Other Dwarf Planets
Ceres- is the largest object in the asteroid belt between the planets Mars and Jupiter. ( It is made of rock and ice)
Makemake- is the second furthest dwarf planet to the sun and is the only one out of the four outer dwarf planet to not have any moons.
Eris- is the most massive dwarf planet and is the furthest from the sun.
Haumea- is the third closet dwarf planet from the sun and is unique in its shape making it least spherical of the dwarf planets.