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All of the eight planets can be seen with a telescope or binoculars on a clear night.

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There are eight planets in our solar system which orbit the sun, six dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, comets and lots more. A planet is classed as a planet if it orbits around the sun, has enough mass so that its nearly round shape, not a satellite like the moon and has cleared the area around its orbit, dwarf planets are the same but have not cleared the area around their orbit.

Here is a list of the planets with the dwarf planets shown in (*) Starting with the nearest to the Sun they are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, (Geres), Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, (Pluto), (Haumea), (Makemake), (Eris), (Sedna).

All of the eight planets can be seen with a telescope or binoculars on a clear night.
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