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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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* Positions of the moon, sun and all major planets on the interactive sky simulation
The vast primordial population of ancient planetesimals served as the building blocks of the eight major planets of the sun's family.
By the end of April, signs of stability begin to appear, because three major planets will be located at water signs, forming an isosceles triangle.
The same can be said of the satellite systems of the major planets. Masses less settlement not observed to date also among extrasolar planets.
The week kicks off with six out of the seven major planets and luminaries in water signs.
One of four other major planets discovered is only one-and-a-half times the size of the Earth and around a star like our own Sun, with many scientists claiming we could be the verge of Earth 2.0.
Observers were now detecting and following the development of atmospheric storms on the major planets and recording detailed images and videos of solar flares.
Occasionally the orbits of comets travelling in the same plane as the planets may be perturbed by the gravitational effects of the major planets, mainly Jupiter, into elliptical orbits.
Process = squeezed, took, * Almost all action processes--this went on, gaining paragraph is about happenings * 1 x behavioural process (gaining) Participant = Rosie, * All human participants, parts of human Henry's hand, Henry, participants or a phenomena that can another deep breath, only be exhibited by something living [he/Henry], courage (courage) * Specific participants (eg Rosie, Henry, Henry's hand) * Rosie is an actor, she gets to do something, a goal (holding Henry's hand) * Henry is also an actor, who has two goals: [i] taking another breath and [ii] going on Paragraph Two: The planet Possible Representations Earth is one of the eight major planets which circle the star we call the Sun.
In the solar system, all eight major planets (sorry, Pluto!) move around the sun in the same direction: counter-clockwise when looking down on the sun's north pole.
Like all of the major planets, Uranus' energy is best harnessed by working with it.
As of mid-2009, there are eight major planets in the solar system--Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, and five dwarf planets Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Eris.