Category Elimination - Solar system

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on. This quiz is about solar system objects: planets, moons, asteroids, anything floating out there.
Inspired by this series by Stewart !
What counts are named objects larger than 50km with some exceptions.
Quiz by Relox84
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Last updated: September 7, 2021
First submittedNovember 27, 2020
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Category
144
Planets and moons
35
... that were visited by spacecraft
5
... and were landed on
1
... in the outer solar system
Titan
 
 
 
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Category
678
Minor planets
24
... over 400km in diameter
4
... that was once considered a planet
1
... and was never visited by spacecraft
Pallas
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Category
136
Moons of the solar system
71
... in the top half of its parent's largest moons
7
... discovered in the 19th century
1
... and not a gas giant's moon.
Phobos
 
 
 
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Category
822
Anything in the solar system, except the Sun
30
... over 1000km in diameter
25
... that was never (soft)landed on
1
... in the inner solar system.
Mercury
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Level 43
Feb 26, 2021
No one has gotten this dang question my guy. I am avid into astronomy and even through just straight up looking up what the answer was, Pallas never showed up.
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2021
This quiz is not intended to be trivial. For the specific question you’re referencing, I intentionally guided the previous clues towards a well known object and then switched to a lesser known one – I know we’re all different, but this type of thing is what I personally like about category elimination quizzes.

And if you’re not happy with this one which I understant, you can always go and make your own! That’s exactly what I did when I saw there wasn’t any about space, and being a fan of this typt of quiz I’ll be glad to see new ones popping!

And if you still don't know where Pallas comes from, check out this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_planets

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Level 36
Aug 26, 2021
great quiz! just wondering... isn't the sun anything? because I typed that in and it didn't work...
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Level 69
Sep 7, 2021
You're completely right, I'll add it in add a caveat for now. That question is the one I'm least satisfied with though, but I found it's quite hard to find original criteria to divide celestial objects.