Revolution and Distances of the planets

by Sanju 2009-04-09 17:06:52

Revolution and Distances of the planets


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Revolution around the sun:

              1. Mercury - 87.969 days
              2. Venus - 224.7 days (0.615 197 year)
              3. Earth - 365 days (1 year)
              4. Mars - 686.971 days (1.8808 Julian years)
              5. Jupiter - 4,331.572 days (11.85920 years)
              6. Saturn - 10,832.327 days (29.657 296 years)
              7. Uranus - 30,799.095 days (84.323 326 years)
              8. Neptune - 60,190 days (164.79 years)




In order of their distances from the Sun, the eight planets are:

              1. Mercury (57,900,000 km)
              2. Venus (108,000,000 km)
              3. Earth (150,000,000 km)
              4. Mars (228,000,000 km)
              5. Jupiter (779,000,000 km)
              6. Saturn (1,430,000,000 km)
              7. Uranus (2,880,000,000 km)
              8. Neptune (4,500,000,000 km)


As of mid-2008, five smaller objects are classified as dwarf planets, all but the first of which orbit beyond Neptune. These are:

              1. Ceres (415,000,000 km, in the asteroid belt; formerly classed as the fifth planet)
              2. Pluto (5,906,000,000 km, formerly classified as the ninth planet)
              3. Haumea (6,450,000,000 km)
              4. Makemake (6,850,000,000 km)
              5. Eris (10,100,000,000 km)



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