Group 1 Dwarf Planets

A dwarf planet is an astronomical body that meets the requirements as set out by the International Astronomical Union for being a dwarf planet which are: a) is in orbit around the sun, b) has enough gravity to assume a nearly round shape, c) has not cleared the neighbourhood around it, d) is not a satellite. There are officially 5 dwarf planets; Ceres, Pluto, Makemake, Eris and Haumea, and another 5 potential dwarf planets which are Orcus, Quaoar, 2007 OR10, and Vesta.

The dwarf planets are distributed all over the solar system with Ceres in the Asteroid belt, and the others are in the Kuiper belt but none have been classified as dwarf plantets outside our solar system.

19 of the moons orbiting other planets in our solar system would be classed as dwarf planets but they are a satellite as they orbit other planets, not the sun. These are our moon; the 4 Galilean moons of Jupiter - Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto; 7 moons of Saturn - Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Iapetus; 5 moons of Uranus - Oberon, Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania; one of Neptune's moons, Triton and Pluto's moon, Charon.

Here are some links to other websites with some more info on dwarf planets.

Nasa Dwarf Planets

Solstation Dwarf Planets

Here is a link to the ESA website so you can see some images of Makemake

ESA Makemake pictures

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