Planets

- Recall the names of planets and dwarf planets in order of their mean distance from the Sun
- Describe the main physical characteristics of the planets (including surface features, atmosphere, temperature and composition)
Planet Planet
from the Sun
AU from Sun Km from
Sun (million)
Orbit (Year)
Planet Mercury 1 0.39 57.9 88 days
Planet Venus 2 0.72 108 224 days
Planet Earth 3 1 149.6 365.25d
Planet Mars 4 1.5 228 687d
Planet Jupiter 5 5.2 778.3 11.86 years
Planet Saturn 6 9.5 1,427 29.5 years
Planet Uranus 7 19.2 2,871 84 years
Planet Neptune 8 30 4,497 164 years

 

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