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Can you name the astronomical bodies in the Solar System

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Dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt/named for Hawaiian goddess of fertility & childbirth
Region of the Solar System that is sparsely populated by icy minor planets/includes Kuiper Belt/considered place of origin for most periodic comets
Dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt/discovered by Brown (2005)/named for god of fertility and chief god of bird-man cult in Rapa Nui mythology of Easter Island/has no satellites
Inner moon of dwarf planet Haumea/named for Hawaiian goddess of the sea
Dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt/most massive dwarf planet/discovered by Brown (2005)/has moon Dysnomia/3 times Pluto's distance from sun/originally called Xena
Contains Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Storms, & craters named for Plato, Copernicus, Aristarchus, & Kepler/made of cheese/hurdled by the cow in an ancient rhyme
The outer boundary of this region defines the boundary of the Solar System/Named after a Dutch astronomer who was a pioneer in the field of radio astronomy
Galaxy group that includes the Milky Way, comprises more than 54 galaxies
Minor planet between Saturn & Uranus/discovered by Kowal (1977)/behaves as comet & has comet designation as well/has rings/named after centaur
Planet w/yellow hue due to ammonia crystals in upper atmosphere/wind speeds over 500 mph/62 moons plus rings/has Great White Spot (Oval) - periodic storms visible by telescope
2nd largest moon of Saturn/discovered by Cassini (1672)/smallest body in Solar System in hydrostatic equilibrium/named for 'mother of the gods'
Small Solar System bodies with a semi-major axis between those of the outer planets/unstable orbits that cross orbits of gas giants/characteristics of asteroids & comets
Innermost of Galilean moons/400+ active volcanoes/most geologically active object in solar system/mountains taller than Everest/primarily silicate rock/thin SO2 atmosphere
We live here...at least most of us. Densest planet
Largest moon of Saturn/2nd largest in Solar System/only natural satellite to have dense atmosphere/discovered by Heygens (1655)/nitrogen atmosphere w/methane & ethane clouds
Dwarf planet in the asteroid belt/largest object in asteroid belt/discovered by Piazzi (1801)/rounded by its own gravity/orbited by NASA's Dawn (2015)
Ice giant w/coldest atmosphere/named for Greek god/sideways axis of rotation/visited by Voyager 2 in 1986
Largest moon of Pluto/discovered in 1978 by Christy
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Planet orbits sun in 88 days/visited by Mariner 10 (1st to use gravitational slingshot)/greatest temp variation (100-700 K)/smallest tilt of any planet/largest orbital eccentricity
Region of the solar system extending beyond the planets, home to Pluto, Haumea, & Makemake/formerly thought to be place of origin of periodic comets
Unofficially named Bellerophon, is an extrasolar planet approximately 50 light-years away, first planet to be discovered orbiting a main-sequence star
Has Galilean moons/primarily hydrogen & helium/Great Red Spot/largest planet by size & mass
Largest moon of Uranus/discovered by Herschel (1787)/heavily cratered up to 200 miles in diameter/surface dark & slightly red/lies within Uranus' magnetosphere
Larger outer moon of dwarf planet Haumea/goddess of big island of Hawaii
Planet orbits sun in 224.7 days/brightest object in night sky/CO2 atmosphere/H2SO4 clouds/ ishtar terra is found here
Dwarf planet/largest object in Kuiper Belt/discovered by Tombaugh (1930)/demoted from planetary status (2006)/visited by New Horizons July 14, 2015
Largest moon of Neptune/discovered in 1846 by Lassel
Smaller and outermost moon of Mars
2nd largest Galilean moon/3rd largest in solar system/one of most heavily cratered bodies in solar system/3000 km wide basin called Valhalla
Larger and closest moon of Mars
2nd smallest planet in Solar System/iron oxide surface/site of Olympus Mons (largest volcano in Solar System)/1st successful flyby by Mariner 4 (1965)/ Schiaparelli lines
Outermost major moon of Uranus/2nd largest/discovered by Herschel (1787)/lies partially outside Uranus' magnetosphere/surface dark & slightly red/named for King of Fairies
Ice giant w/blue color possibly from methane/Great Dark Spot/discovered by Le Verrier & Adams/strongest winds at 1300 mph/visited by Voyager 2 in 1989
Largest of Galilean moons/largest natural satellite in solar system (larger than Mercury)/has magnetosphere
Smallest of Galilean moons/smooth surface with ice layer and theorized liquid water ocean underneath/primaily silicate rock/tenuous atmosphere of oxygen

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