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Vedas (Hinduism) the first mention of some planets of the solar systemEdit

As per wikipedia articles --

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_astrology#History_and_core_principles https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navagraha

Hindiusm mentions some of the solar system planets much before modern science discovered it. Someone may like this insertion into this article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.36.134.103 (talk) 03:21, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

See: Planet. Serendipodous 15:26, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Trans-Neptunian dwarf planet candidatesEdit

Other than Sedna, which is included for being the type specimin of an entire population of objects, to date non-DP TNOs have been excluded from this page for one simple reason: there could be hundreds of them and they can't all be included. Yes, the IAU is dragging its feet in officially declaring many objects dwarf planets, but Gonggong is hardly the only one. Gonggong is one of the least notable of the dwarf planet candidates; all it is is a smaller version of Eris, and we have one of those already. Orcus, which is just a smaller version of Pluto, Quaoar, the first DP candidate TNO found by Brown and his team, and Salacia, to say nothing of as-yet unnamed candidates, could eventually make the list too. What should be the dividing line? Serendipodous 17:02, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

You are right, but in astronomy size does matters (taking example of of Pluto) and Gonggong is the largest of non DP- TNOs and thus it is notable for its size and mass, both having values bigger than ceres and even charon. Also it is now known that its surface has methane which smaller TNOs had lost during these 4.5 billion years , this makes it even more noteworthy . Ayush pushpkar (talk) 07:33, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Distances and scales paragraphEdit

There are one too many zeros in this sentence referring to the radius of the Sun. "For comparison, the radius of the Sun is 0.0047 AU (700,000 km)." I divided 700,000 by 150,000,000 and came up with 0.047

131.52.121.129 (talk) 00:25, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

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