When Pluto was discovered in 1930, it was considered the ninth planet in the Solar System. In 2006, however, it was reclassified as the first dwarf planet.
Makemake (an artist’s impression from NASA is shown above) was discovered in 2005 and officially recognized as a dwarf planet in 2008. Its diameter is estimated to be two-thirds that of Pluto. It is named after the god of fertility in the Rapa Nui religion of Easter Island.
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt, accounting for one-third of the mass of the entire belt. It is has recently been classified as a dwarf planet, the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System; however, it is currently also still classed as an asteroid.
The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about the dwarf planets. Details of the videos featured are underneath.
- The Dwarf Planets by Conrad Leviston
- The Dwarf Planets and Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) by bennihana123
- Dwarf Planet Crossing at the Solar System’s Edge by SpaceRip
- Dwarf Planets and Exoplanets with Dr. Alan Stern by Challenger Center
- Dwarf Planets Interesting Facts, Including Pluto, Heumea, Eris, Ceres, MakeMake & Moons by SazzleT400
More space video playlists include:
The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon (& other moons), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Beyond Neptune, Asteroid Belt, Comets, Black Holes, Dwarf Planets and Stars.
A full list of space videos can be found at ipfactly.com/space-videos