::List of minor planets


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Euler diagram showing the types of bodies in the Solar System.

{{#invoke:Sidebar|sidebar}} This is a list of numbered minor planets in the Solar System, in numerical order.

As of October 2015 there are 450,133 numbered minor planets, and 245,981 unnumbered.<ref name=statistics>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Most are not particularly noteworthy; only 19,513 minor planets have been given names<ref name=statistics/> (the first nameless minor planet being number 3708).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Five minor planets have been accepted as dwarf planets by the IAU, and hundreds more are likely to be dwarf planets.

The following are lists of minor planets by physical properties, orbital properties, or discovery circumstances:

  • Comets
    • List of numbered comets - Comets observed through multiple orbits around the Sun.
    • List of periodic comets - Comets with orbital periods shorter than 200 years
    • List of hyperbolic comets - Comets from the Oort cloud with enough orbital energy to escape the Sun's gravity
    • List of historic comet close approaches - Comets that passed by the Earth

List of minor planets sections
Intro  Numbering and naming conventions  [[List_of_minor_planets?section=_{{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}_Index_to_lists_of_minor_planets_| {{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}} Index to lists of minor planets ]]  See also  References   Further reading    External links   

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