Planets That Start With G

This is the current list of all planets that start with G 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.

GalileoCopernicus (55 Cancri A)411996Italian astronomer
GanjaMahsati (HD 152581)6072011Ancient capital of Azerbaijan
GuaraniTupi (HD 23079)1142001Native people that inhabited Brazil, Paraguay, and other parts of South America
GöktürkAnadolu (WASP-52)4602011Nomadic tribe of Turkic peoples
ĠgantijaSansuna (HAT-P-34)8382012Megalithic temple complex on the Maltese island of Gozo
List of planet names that start with G

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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