The Solar System currently consists of the Sun, nine planets, and the many asteroids and comets that also orbit the Sun.
Please submit sites that include information about the Solar System collectively. Whole sites about specific bodies or planets within the Solar System should be submitted to the appropriate sub category. You do not need to link subpages in your Solar System site (for example, separate pages for each planet) to sub categories with this category as well - they will not be listed; only your main site will be listed.

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The area of the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter containing most of the asteroids and at least one dwarf planet.
Sites about asteroids, whether or not they are in the belt, should be submitted to Science/Astronomy/Solar_System/Small_Bodies/Asteroids.
Conferences, conventions, meetings, and workshops on solar system science.
Dwarf planets are bodies orbiting the sun which are large enough for gravity to have forced them into roughly spherical shape but not large enough to be classified as planets.
Sites about individual objects should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory if it exists. Should the subcategory not exist (eg. Ceres at the time of this writing) then submit to this category. Sites about dwarf planets in general, or about more than one dwarf planet, should also be submitted here.

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The Kuiper Belt is a disk-shaped region past the orbit of Neptune roughly 30 to 100 AU from the Sun containing many small icy bodies. It is now considered to be the source of the short-period comets.

The Oort cloud is a spherical cloud surrounding the planetary system, and is considered the edge of the Sun's orb of physical, gravitational, or dynamical influence.
Planets, as the term is used for this category, are the eight solar system bodies which meet the International Astronomical Union definition of the word as described in
Sites about an individual planet should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory. Sites about solar system planets in general or about more than one planet should be submitted here. Sites about planets outside our solar system should be submitted to

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Asteroids, comets, and meteors are sometimes called "small bodies" of the Solar System. They are chunks of ice, rock, or metal that are small, at least compared to planets. They are related in several ways, so sites with information about all three are common.
Topics for this category include meteors, bolides, fireballs, and airbursts.


Sites on science, observation, and images of aurora and similar topics are suitable for this category.