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How Many Solar System Bodies

New asteroids are discovered on an almost daily basis, while new comets and new planetary satellites are discovered much less often. The number of planets is not likely to change unless the definition of a planet is changed.

The following table shows the total known bodies in each group as of today.
8 Planets
178 Planetary Satellites (including the moon and satellites of Pluto)
3,352
Comets:     394  numbered (includes fragments)
  2,958  unnumbered (includes fragments)
688,387
Asteroids:     437,832  numbered
  250,555  unnumbered

Discovery circumstances are available for most bodies excluding unnumbered asteroids and comets.

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