How Many Moons Does The Sun Have

How many moons does the sun have?

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The sun doesn't have any moons. A moon is a natural satellite that orbits around a planet. Since the sun is classified as a star and not as a planet, it has no moons. There are 9 planets that orbit around the sun--Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. A few years ago, astronomers decided that Pluto is too small to be considered a planet, even though it does have moons. Now it is called a dwarf planet. Since 2005, two more dwarf planets, Eris and Ceres, have been discovered in our solar system.

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Our sun has no moons. It has planets that revolve around it and the moons then revolve around the planets. Currently, most scientists consider eight objects that orbit the sun to be planets but some also include Pluto and other dwarf planets that have been recently discovered. Currently, we know of 166 moons that orbit around the eight large planets in our solar system.

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