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The discovery of the bodies of the solar system 
The dates



 
 Object 
 
Nature discovery Author Date
Sun sunspots Galileo 1606 
Mercury
Venus phases Galileo 1610 
Earth
Moon parallax of the Moon Lalande and Lacaille 1751
Mars
Satellites of Mars Phobos and Deimos  Asaph Hall  1877
Jupiter Great Red Spot  Hooke 1664
Rings of Jupiter Voyager 1979
Satellites of Jupiter Io J-I, Europa J-II, Ganymede  J-III, Callisto J-IV ("galileans") Galileo 1610
Amalthea J-V Barnard 1892
Himalia J-VI, Elara J-VII Perrine 1904-1905
Pasiphae J-VIII Melotte 1908
Sinope J-IX Nicholson 1914
Lysithea J-X, Carme J-XI Nicholson 1938
Ananke J-XII Nicholson 1951
Leda J-XIII Kowal 1974
Thebe J-XIV, Metis J-XVI Synnott 1979
Adrastea J-XV Jewitt & Danielson 1974
S/1999 J1 J-XVII Spacewatch 2000
Saturn
Rings of Saturn Huygens 1659
Satellites of Saturn Titan S-VI Huygens 1655
 Tethys S-III, Dione S-IV, Rhea S-V, Japet S-VIII Cassini 1671-1684
Mimas S-I, Enceladus S-II Herschel 1789
Hyperion S-VII Bond & Lassell  1848
Phoebe S-IX Pickering 1898
Janus S-X  
Epimetheus S-XI 
Dollfus 
Walker
1966
1980
Helen S-XII, TelestoS-XIII, Calypso S-XIV 
Atlas S-XV, Prometheus S-XVI, Pandora S-XVII  
Pan S-XVIII
Reitsema, Laques, Lecacheux,  Collins, Terrile, Pascu, Showalter 1980
1980
1990
S/1995 S6 ESO 1995
S/2000 S1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Gladman 2000
Uranus planet Herschel 1781
Rings of Uranus Elliot, Hubbard, Millis, Wasserman and colleagues 1977
Satellites of Uranus  Titania U-III, Oberon U-IV Herschel 1787
Ariel U-I, Umbriel U-II Lassell 1851
Miranda U-V Kuiper 1948
U-VI à U-15 Voyager 2 1986
U-16 and U-17 Gladman 1997
U-18, U-19, U-20 Kavelaars 1999
Neptune planet Le Verrier 1846
Rings of Neptune Hubbard / Brahic 1984
Satellites of Neptune Triton N-I Lassell 1848
Nereide N-II Kuiper 1949
N-III à N-8 Voyager 2 1989
Pluto Dwarf planet Lowell / Tombaugh 1930
Satellites of Pluto Charon P-I Christy & Harrington 1978
S/2005 P1 (Hydra) and S/2005 P2 (Nyx) Weaver & Stern 2005
S/2011 (134 340) 1 and S/2012 (134 340) 1 Hubble telescope 2011 and 2012
Asteroids first asteroid discovered : (1) Ceres Piazzi 1801
Since then more than 660, 000 asteroids have been discovered whose more than 410,000 confirmed.
and some with satellites    
first asteroid discovered beyond Neptune: (15760) D. C. Jewitt, J. X. Luu 1992
Comets return of comets Halley 1705