How Many Planets Are There in the Solar System

Until just a few years ago, there were 9 planets in theĀ Solar System. However, the International Astronomical Union decided that Pluto is no longer a planet, so there are now only 8 planets in the Solar System.

 

As Pluto do not meet the new definitions and criteria of Planets it is no longer a planet now.

There are eight majorĀ planets. in our solar system.

Since the recent re-definition of ‘planet’, Pluto is a dwarf planet (along with others in that classification).

 

There are 8 planets in the solar system:
1.Mercury
2.Venus
3.Earth
4.Mars
5.Jupiter
6.Saturn
7.Uranus
8.Neptune

The 5 dwarf planets:
1.Ceres (an asteroid)
2.Pluto
3.Haumea (Kuiper Belt Object)
4.Makemake (Kuiper Belt Object)
5.Eris (Kuiper Belt Object)