Explore the solar system planets in order from the Sun.
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.
|Planet||Distance from Sun||Orbit the Sun||Rotation||Natural Satellite / Moon|
|Mercury||5 Crore 76 lakhs Km. / 57 million Km.||88 Days||57 Days||–|
|Venus||10 Crore 75 lakhs Km. / 107 million Km.||225 Days||243 Days||–|
|Earth||14 Crore 95 lakhs Km. / 150 million Km.||365 Days||24 Hours||Moon|
|Mars||22 Crore 74 lakhs Km. / 227 million Km.||687 Days||24 Hours, 37 min. 30 Sec.||Phobos & Deimos.|
|Jupiter||77 Crore 40 lakhs Km. / 774 million Km.||12 Years||9 Hours||Europa, Ganymede and etc.|
|Saturn||142 Crore 70 lakhs Km. / 1427 million Km.||30 Years||10 Hours 14 min.||Titan, etc.|
|Uranus||290 Crore Km. / 2900 million Km.||84 Years||10 Hours 45 min.||Titania, etc.|
|Neptune||450 Crore Km. / 4500 million Km.||165 Years||15 Hours||Triton, Nereid, etc.|
|*Pluto||600 Crore Km. / 6000 million Km.||248 Years||7 Days||Charon. 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.
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