source link It reads:. The IAU never did establish a process to assign borderline objects, leaving such judgements to astronomers. These five bodies — the three under consideration in Pluto, Ceres and Eris plus the two named in Haumea and Makemake — are commonly presented as the dwarf planets of the Solar System. Although concerns were raised about the classification of planets orbiting other stars,  the issue was not resolved; it was proposed instead to decide this only when such objects start to be observed. The term dwarf planet has itself been somewhat controversial, as it could imply that these bodies are planets, much as dwarf stars are stars.
This is the conception of the Solar System that Stern promoted when he coined the phrase. The older word planetoid "having the form of a planet" has no such connotation, and is also used by astronomers for bodies that fit the IAU definition. Michael E. Brown states that planetoid is "a perfectly good word" that has been used for these bodies for years, and that the use of the term dwarf planet for a non-planet is "dumb", but that it was motivated by an attempt by the IAU division III plenary session to reinstate Pluto as a planet in a second resolution.
Under this arrangement, the twelve planets of the rejected proposal were to be preserved in a distinction between eight classical planets and four dwarf planets. Resolution 5B was defeated in the same session that 5A was passed. IAU Resolution 6a of  recognizes Pluto as "the prototype of a new category of trans-Neptunian objects".
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The name and precise nature of this category were not specified but left for the IAU to establish at a later date; in the debate leading up to the resolution, the members of the category were variously referred to as plutons and plutonian objects but neither name was carried forward, perhaps due to objections from geologists that this would create confusion with their pluton. On June 11, , the IAU Executive Committee announced a name, plutoid , and a definition: all trans-Neptunian dwarf planets are plutoids.
Showing the planets and the largest known sub-planetary objects purple covering the orbital zones containing likely dwarf planets. All known possible dwarf planets have smaller discriminants than those shown for that zone. Alan Stern and Harold F. Using this parameter, Steven Soter and other astronomers argued for a distinction between planets and dwarf planets based on the inability of the latter to "clear the neighbourhood around their orbits": planets are able to remove smaller bodies near their orbits by collision, capture, or gravitational disturbance or establish orbital resonances that prevent collisions , whereas dwarf planets lack the mass to do so.
There are several other schemes that try to differentiate between planets and dwarf planets,  but the definition uses this concept. Sufficient internal pressure, caused by the body's gravitation, will turn a body plastic , and sufficient plasticity will allow high elevations to sink and hollows to fill in, a process known as gravitational relaxation. Bodies smaller than a few kilometers are dominated by non-gravitational forces and tend to have an irregular shape and may be rubble piles. Larger objects, where gravitation is significant but not dominant, are "potato" shaped; the more massive the body is, the higher its internal pressure, the more solid it is and the more rounded its shape, until the pressure is sufficient to overcome its internal compressive strength and it achieves hydrostatic equilibrium.
At this point a body is as round as it is possible to be, given its rotation and tidal effects, and is an ellipsoid in shape. This is the defining limit of a dwarf planet. When an object is in hydrostatic equilibrium, a global layer of liquid covering its surface would form a liquid surface of the same shape as the body, apart from small-scale surface features such as craters and fissures. If the body does not rotate, it will be a sphere, but the faster it rotates, the more oblate or even scalene it becomes.
If such a rotating body were to be heated until it melted, its overall shape would not change when liquid. The extreme example of a non-spherical body in hydrostatic equilibrium is Haumea , which is twice as long along its major axis as it is at the poles. If the body has a massive nearby companion, then tidal forces come into effect as well, distorting it into a scalene ellipsoid.
An example of this is Jupiter's moon Io , which is the most volcanically active body in the Solar System due to effects of tidal heating. Tidal forces also cause a body's rotation to gradually become tidally locked , such that it always presents the same face to its companion. An extreme example of this is the Pluto—Charon system, where both bodies are tidally locked to each other. Earth's Moon is also tidally locked, as are many satellites of the gas giants.
The upper and lower size and mass limits of dwarf planets have not been specified by the IAU. There is no defined upper limit, and an object larger or more massive than Mercury that has not "cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit" would be classified as a dwarf planet.
The number of dwarf planets in the Solar system is not known. The three objects under consideration during the debates leading up to the IAU acceptance of the category of dwarf planet, Ceres, Pluto and Eris, are universally accepted as dwarf planets, including by those astronomers who continue to classify dwarf planets as planets. In , Ceres and Pluto were determined to have shapes consistent with hydrostatic equilibrium and thus with being dwarf planets by the Dawn and New Horizons missions. Eris is universally assumed to be a dwarf planet because it is more massive than Pluto.
Due to the decision to assign the naming of Haumea and Makemake to the dwarf-planet naming committee and their announcement as dwarf planets in IAU press releases, these two bodies are also generally accepted as dwarf planets, despite the subsequent doubts raised about Haumea:. Four additional bodies meet the criteria of Brown, Tancredi et al. Additional bodies have been proposed e. Varuna and Ixion by Tancredi et al. However, research since then has cast doubt on the idea that bodies that small could have achieved or maintained equilibrium under common conditions.
Individual astronomers have recognized a number of such objects as dwarf planets or as highly likely to prove to be dwarf planets. Brown maintains a list of hundreds of candidate objects, ranging from "nearly certain" to "possible" dwarf planets.
As of May 20, , Brown's list identifies ten trans-Neptunian objects with diameters greater than km the four named by the IAU plus OR 10 , Quaoar , Sedna , Orcus , MS 4 and Salacia as "near certain" to be dwarf planets, and another 16, with diameters greater than km, as "highly likely". In , Tancredi et al.
In , Stern stated that there are more than a dozen known dwarf planets, though he did not specify which they were. However, in Grundy et al. The following Trans-Neptunian objects are agreed by Brown, Tancredi et al.
Charon, a moon of Pluto that was proposed as a dwarf planet by the IAU in , is included for comparison. Vesta , the next-most-massive body in the asteroid belt after Ceres, was once in hydrostatic equilibrium and is roughly spherical, deviating mainly because of massive impacts that formed Rheasilvia and Veneneia craters after it solidified. On March 6, , the Dawn spacecraft began to orbit Ceres , becoming the first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet. Ceres displays such planetary-geologic features as surface salt deposits and cryovolcanos , while Pluto has water-ice mountains drifting in nitrogen-ice glaciers, as well as of course an atmosphere.
For both bodies, there is at least the possibility of a subsurface ocean or brine layer. Dawn has also orbited the former dwarf planet Vesta. These three bodies are thought to be former dwarf planets and therefore their exploration helps in the study of the evolution of dwarf planets. In the immediate aftermath of the IAU definition of dwarf planet, some scientists expressed their disagreement with the IAU resolution.
Nineteen moons are known to be massive enough to have relaxed into a rounded shape under their own gravity at some point in their history, though some have since frozen out of equilibrium. Seven are more massive than either Eris or Pluto.
These moons are not physically distinct from the dwarf planets, but do not fit the IAU definition because they do not directly orbit the Sun. Alan Stern calls planetary-mass moons " satellite planets ", one of three categories of planet, together with dwarf planets and classical planets.
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There has been some debate as to whether the Pluto— Charon system should be considered a double dwarf planet. In a draft resolution for the IAU definition of planet , Pluto and Charon were considered dwarf planets in a binary system, given that at the time both were thought to be in hydrostatic equilibrium and that they revolved around a common center of mass located between them rather than within the larger body. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with minor planet. Main article: IAU definition of planet.
Main article: Clearing the neighbourhood. Main article: Hydrostatic equilibrium. Main article: List of possible dwarf planets. Haumea EL 61 — discovered by Brown et al. December 28, and announced by Ortiz et al. Named by the IAU dwarf-planet naming committee on September 17, Two known moons. Makemake FY 9 — discovered March 31, and announced July Named by the IAU dwarf-planet naming committee on July 11, One known moon.
Quaoar LM 60 — discovered June 5, and announced October 7 of that year. Sedna VB 12 — discovered November 14, and announced March 15, Orcus DW — discovered February 17, and announced two days later. Main article: Planetary-mass moon. Lists of astronomical objects Centaur List of gravitationally rounded objects of the Solar System List of planetary bodies List of possible dwarf planets List of Solar System bodies formerly regarded as planets Lists of small Solar System bodies Mesoplanet. A secondary object satisfying these conditions i.
Secondary objects not satisfying these criteria are "satellites". Under this definition, Pluto's companion Charon is a planet, making Pluto—Charon a double planet. IAU General Assembly. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved January 26, June 15, Bibcode : Sci Retrieved February 12, San Francisco Chronicle. BBC News. EarthSky Earthsky Interviews. Retrieved December 8, Preprints in Philosophy of Science Preprint. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved April 6, Cornell University, Astronomy Department. Archived from the original on October 12, Alan The Astronomical Journal.
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