What is the difference between planets, stars, and moons?

Asked Mar 08, 2010

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planets only some you can stand on others will crumble stars you can only see with a telescope or if you are in space and you can only see planets in space or with a telescope
Answered Mar 08, 2010
Edited Mar 10, 2010
Again, you're giving completely wrong information. I desperately urge you to stop posting bad information and do some reading, because you haven't gotten anything right yet.
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Show off? Because you keep giving people WRONG information?
well dont blame me im only in fourth grade and im only a double diget of one and zero
I can blame you all I want. If you don't know the answer to something, then instead of spouting out lies, just don't answer in the first place. I don't care if you're 10, or 20, or 30, if you're giving out wrong information, I'm going to call you on it. If you can't handle the truth, then that's your own problem, because that's what this, the truth.
First, I'm going to point out everything that's wrong with kagome9874's answer.

"well planets you can actually stand on"
This isn't always true. Some planets have very unstable surfaces which would not be able to support someone standing on them, they would simply crumble under the pressure.

"stars you can only see"
This is almost true... Stars are so distant that the light we see has traveled millions of lightyears, so if you were to chase a star, statistically speaking, you would probably never reach it, however, it is physically possible to go to a star, however you can't exactly touch it because you would melt/burn. Furthermore, our sun is a star, and you can touch that (but you'd die).

"you possible mean moon because there is only one moon"
WRONG! Lots of planets have at least one moon, some planets multiple moons. Granted some have no moons, but Earth isn't the only one with a moon. Earth has one moon, Mars has 2 moons, Jupiter has roughly 63 moons (there's debate as to whether there's more or not), Saturn has roughly 61 (also under debate), Uranus has 27, Neptune 13, Even Pluto has 3.

"and the moon only you can see at night"
Again, wrong! The moon can be see during the day all the time, especially during a solar eclipse.

"you have to be in space to see planets"
Have you ever heard of a telescope?

A planet is a large non-satellite celestial body that is in orbit around a star.

A star is a celestial body of hot, burning gases that radiates thermal energy and is derived from thermonuclear reactions from within.

A moon is a natural satellite celestial body that is in orbit around a planet.
Answered Mar 08, 2010

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