Planets That Start With B

This is the current list of all planets that start with B approved by the International Astronomical Union.

Unlike stars and constellations whose names come mostly from Greek mythology or Arabic words, planets get their names from many different cultures.

Here’s what each of the columns in the table means:

Planet: Name of the planet or exoplanet. Exoplanets are outside the Solar system and only a few of them receive proper names. Every few years the International Astronomical Union opens a contest to suggest names for newly discovered ones.

Star: The proper name and/or scientific designation of the star the planet orbits. Most of the stars with planets that receive proper names also get one.

Distance: Approximate distance from our Solar system to the star that hosts the planet. It is given in light-years.

Discovery: Year of discovery of the planet.

Meaning: Origin of the name of the planet.

BabyloniaUruk (HD 231701)3542007From Babylon, the city in ancient Mesopotamia
BaganAyeyarwady (HD 18742)4402011An ancient city in Myanmar
BaiduriIntan (HD 20868)1602008“opal” in Malay
Bambaruush[6]Mazaalai[6] (HAT-P-21)9122010Mongolian for “bear cub”
BarajeelSharjah (HIP 79431)472010Wind towers used in Arabic countries
BeirutPhoenicia (HD 192263)651999The largest city in Lebanon
BendidaTangra (WASP-21)7502010From Bendis, a Thracian goddess
BocaprinsMalmok (WASP-39)7502011From Boca Prins beach
BoinayelMárohu (WASP-6)10012008God of rain in Taíno mythology
BraheCopernicus (55 Cancri A)412004Danish astronomer
BranTuiren (HAT-P-36)10342012character from Irish mythology
BuruKalausi (HD 83443)1422002“dust” in the Dholuo language
BélisamaBélénos (HD 8574)1442003Gaulish goddess of fire
List of planets names that start with B

This list does not include minor planets and planetoids as those are generally just named by using the last name of the person who discovered them.

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