What exactly is a star? What is a dwarf planet? What’s the difference between all these celestial bodies?
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What is a star?
“We're all pretty familiar with the stars. We see them on most clear nights as tiny, twinkling pinpricks of light in the sky. Stars are the topic of countless poems, stories, and nursery rhymes alike. But just what is a star, exactly? - See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/what-is-a-star/#sthash.4t3ghYY6.dpuf”
What Is a Planet?
“While many people can point to a picture of Jupiter or Saturn and call it a ‘planet,’ the definition of this word is much more subtle and has changed over time.”
What Is A Moon?
“Before the invention of the telescope in the early 1600’s, man just knew of the Moon — a round, mysterious astronomical object that people would gaze up to in the night sky.”
Dwarf Planet: List of Dwarf Planets
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