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Planets of Solar System



(1) MERCURY :

It is the planet nearest to the earth.

Average distance to the Sun : 57.6 Million Kms.

Diameter : 4,849.6 Kms.

Period of revolution : 88 days

Period of rotation : 58 days 15 hrs 30 mts. 34 sec.


(2) VENUS:

It is also known as the Morning Star or the Evening Star. It is the brightest of all the planets.

Diameter : 12,032 Kms.

Period of revolution : 225 days

Period of rotation : 243 days 14mts.


(3) EARTH :

Equatorial diameter : 12,756 Kms.

Polar diameter : 12,714 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 149,597,900 Kms.

Period of revolution : 365 days 5 hrs, 48 mts, 45.51 sec.

Period of rotation : 23 hrs 56 mts. 4.09 sec.



(4) MARS :

Diameter : 6,755.2 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 225.6 Million Kms.

Period of revolution : 687 days

Period of rotation : 24 hrs 37 mts. 22.663 sec.



(5) JUPITER :

This is the largest planet in the solar system.

Diameter : 141,968 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 772.8 Million Kms.

Period of revolution : 11.9 years

Period of rotation : 9 hrs 50 mts. 30 sec.



(6) SATURN :

It was discovered by Galileo.

Diameter : 119,296 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 1,417.6 Million Kms.

Period of revolution : 29.5 years

Period of rotation : 10 hrs 14 mts.



(7) URANUS :

Diameter : 52,096 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 2,852.8 Million Kms.

Period of revolution : 84 years

Period of rotation : 16 hrs 10 mts.


(8) NEPTUNE :

Diameter : 49,000 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 4,497 Million Kms.

Period of revolution : 165 years

Period of rotation : 18 hrs 26 mts.



(9) PLUTO :

Pluto is a dwarf planet. This is the coldest and smallest of all planets. It is also the most distant one.

Diameter : 3,040 Kms.

Distance from the Sun : 5,865.6 Million Kms.

Period of revolution : 248 years

Period of rotation : 6 days 9 hrs and 18 mts.

MOON : Moon is earth's satellite.

Its period of rotation and Period of Revolution are the same. i.e.29 1/2 days.



Last updated on: 01/10/2019
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