Solar System Planets in order

Explore the solar system planets in order from the Sun.

Solar system planets in order

The Sun is the largest object in the solar system, which contains 99.8% of the mass in the entire solar system. The solar system has other objects that orbit the Sun; the largest of these objects are the 8 planets. The four inner planets closest to the Sun, also called “terrestrial planets”, are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars and the four large outer planets, also called “giant planets”, include two gas giants, named Jupiter and Saturn, and two ice giants, named Uranus and Neptune.

Note: Pluto was once the ninth planet from the Sun and was a longtime favourite. But, in the late 1990s, the International Astronomical Union announced Pluto as a dwarf planet.

Solar System Planets

The Solar System consists of 8 planets (4 rocky planets, 2 gas giants and 2 ice giants) and their Natural satellites, comets, meteorites, and asteroids.

PlanetDistance from SunOrbit the SunRotationNatural Satellite / Moon
Mercury5 Crore 76 lakhs Km. / 57 million Km.88 Days57 Days
Venus10 Crore 75 lakhs Km. / 107 million Km.225 Days243 Days
Earth14 Crore 95 lakhs Km. / 150 million Km.365 Days24 HoursMoon
Mars22 Crore 74 lakhs Km. / 227 million Km.687 Days24 Hours, 37 min. 30 Sec.Phobos & Deimos.
Jupiter77 Crore 40 lakhs Km. / 774 million Km.12 Years9 HoursEuropa, Ganymede and etc.
Saturn142 Crore 70 lakhs Km. / 1427 million Km.30 Years10 Hours 14 min.Titan, etc.
Uranus290 Crore Km. / 2900 million Km.84 Years10 Hours 45 min.Titania, etc.
Neptune450 Crore Km. / 4500 million Km.165 Years15 HoursTriton, Nereid, etc.
*Pluto600 Crore Km. / 6000 million Km.248 Years7 DaysCharon. etc.

Solar System Planets: FAQ

Q1. Sun’s mass is how much time is more than the Earth’s?

The Sun’s mass is more than 333,000 times that of Earth.

Q2. What is the distance between Earth and the Sun?

The Earth to the Sun distance is 14 Crore 95 lakhs Km. or 150 million Km.

Q3. What is the distance between Earth and Mars?

The Earth to Mars distance is 2 Crore 74 lakhs Km. or 227 million Km.

Q4. Which is the largest planet in our solar system?

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, with 79 moons. It is so large that all other planets can fit into it.

Q5. Which is the smallest planet in our solar system?

Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system, and it is closest to the Sun.

Q6. Which is the hottest planet in our solar system?

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. The atmosphere of Venus absorbs heat, which makes it more hotter.

Q7. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

Mars is known as the Red Planet as it has a reddish color.

Q8. Which is the farthest planet from the Sun?

Neptune is the furthest planet from the Sun.

Also Read- Layers of Earth’s Atmosphere

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