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major planets

The planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, which have diameters significantly larger than the 933 km diameter of Ceres, the largest asteroid (or minor planet). See Table 1, backmatter.
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This theory was based on the idea that the gravity of a gigantic, hidden ninth planet could have shaken up Uranus --the seventh major planet from the sun--enough to explain its irregularities.
These approximations are adequate for calculating the trajectories of spacecraft or predicting the orbits of major planets, but when the calculations are extended to the behavior of asteroids millions of years hence, they break down chaotically and unpredictably.
WITH two major planets in reverse in the career sector of your chart, you could have already convinced yourself that things are going to take longer than you thought.
And yet with the Moon and three other major planets marooned in contemplative areas, it could seem like the quiet before the dawn.
Although major planets are little changed from yesterday, the Moon has penetrated into your sign.
Unlike the other major planets, Uranus is a very challenging object to photograph in any detail or quality.
The move of three major planets will help you achieve your goals.
There are no major planets around and in comparison to their Old Firm foes it is bereft of strength.
Today, three major planets forge an astral triangle and one conversation can make sweet music for you.
As first displayed, the plot shows the Sun, Moon and major planets (labelled with their initial letters and light blue except for orange Mars, to distinguish him from Mercury).
There is movement from many major planets this week and all forms of communication are extremely lucky.