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thedude wrote:I am going to guess some people are confusing the solar system with the galaxy, most people know that there are no stars (other than the Sun) in our solar system. I wouldn't be surprised if most people got the number of planets in out solar system wrong, though. I would be surprised if most people knew what the Kuiper Belt is.
knapplc wrote:Pluto was disqualified... sort of. It's now a "dwarf planet," along with Eris and Ceres, bringing the number of planets in the solar system to either eight or eleven, depending on whether you consider a dwarf planet an actual factual planet. All three are smaller than the Moon, so their status as planets is pretty questionable.
Found this graphic showing the relative sizes of these things:
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