Planetary Size

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Worlds are classified according to their physical size (Planetary Size).

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The following table outlines the UWP codes for the size of a body:

Planetary Size
Code Description Diameter (Km) Remarks
0 Asteroid/Planetary Belt

(...around a star)

Multiple < 200 Tiny World
R Asteroid/Planetary Ring

(...around a world)

Multiple < 1 Tiny World
D Debris 1+ < 200 Tiny World
S Very Small 200-799 Small World
1 Small 800-2399 Small World
2 Small (e.g. Luna) 2,400-3,999 Small World
3 Small (e.g. Mercury) 4,000-5,599 Meso World
4 Small (e.g. Mars) 5,600-7,199 Meso World
5 Medium 7,200-8,799 Meso World
6 Medium 8,800-10,399 Macro World
7 Medium 10,400-11,999 Macro World
8 Large (e.g. Venus/Terra) 12,000-13,599 Macro World
9 Large 13,600-15,199 Big World
A Large 15,200-16,799 Big World
B Huge 16,800+ Big World
SGG Small Gas Giant (no futher codes) 40,000-120,000 Gas Giant
LGG Large Gas Giant (no further codes) 120,000-240,000+ Gas Giant
  • Note that the size code D ( Debris ) is non-standard. It is included to cover such cases as Comet Mid-Rift (Deneb 3234), which are less than 200Km, but not part of an asteroid belt, yet important enough to have mention.

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