Friday, March 4, 2016

A Mass Definition and Perihelion Classification of "Planet"

A Mass Definition and Perihelion Classification of "Planet" 
A Mass Definition and Perihelion Classification of "Planet" 
Steven Colyer
January 2016, The Somerset Institute for Advanced Logic

ABSTRACT: We define "planet" to be based on mass, per the geophysical definition of planetary scientists, not location as the IAU astrometers did in 2006, such that general relativity draws said mass into  the shape of a sphere  or near-sphere based on planetary scientists' description of hydrostatic equilibrium.
We classify (list, number) them in our particular solar system based on their closest approach to the sun (perihelion).
We use a three letter system.
The first letter ,being whether the planet is Stellar(S) (orbiting a star) or Rogue (R) (not),
The second whether it is Primary (P) or a satellite of a primary (S).
The third is (P) for Planet, although it could be (R) for rock (for example: Mars' Phobos; Saturn's Hyperion).
We choose the minimum mass cut-off as Mimas of Saturn. We have yet to find a smaller mass than Mimas that is spherical, sphere-like, or in hydrostatic equilibrium. Hyperion just misses.
The largest "planet" would be a Jovian approximately 13 times Jupiter's mass, which our Solar System lacks, heavier than which it would be considered a "brown dwarf".

The classification list through Makemake stands currently as:

SPP 1 Mercury
SPP 2 Venus
SSP 3 Luna of Earth
SPP 4 Earth
SPP 5 Mars
SPP 6 Pallas of Asteroid belt
SPP 7 Vesta of Asteroid belt
SPP 8 Ceres of Asteroid belt
SPP 9 Interamnia of Asteroid belt
SPP 10 Hygiea of Asteroid belt
SSP 11 Callisto of Jupiter
SSP 12 Ganymede of Jupiter
SSP 13 Europa of Jupiter
SSP 14 Io of Jupiter
SPP 15 Jupiter
SSP 16 Iapetus of Saturn
SSP 17 Titan of Saturn
SSP 18 Rhea of Saturn
SSP 19 Dione of Saturn
SSP 20 Tethys of Saturn
SSP 21 Enceladus of Saturn
SSP 21 Mimas of Saturn
SPP 23 Saturn
SSP 24 Oberon of Uranus
SSP 25 Titania of Uranus
SSP 26 Umbriel of Uranus
SSP 27 Ariel of Uranus
SSP 28 Miranda of Uranus
SPP 29 Uranus
SSP 30 Charon of Pluto
SPP 31 Pluto
SSP 32 Triton of Neptune
SSP 33 Proteus of Neptune
SPP 34 Neptune
SPP 35 Makemake

Special thanks to: Planetary Scientist Alan Stern, for his term: "satellite planet." This paper was written to incorporate his term in a greater context. Stern also coined the terms "clears the neighborhood" and "dwarf planet", which were misapplied from Stern's original meaning of the terms in 2006.

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