This article provides all the basic information about the solar system planets.
|Position from the sun||Diameter rank||Mass rank||Planet type||Named after||Number of moons|
|Mercury||1||8||8||Terrestrial||Roman God of commerce||0|
|Venus||2||6||6||Terrestrial||Roman Goddess of love, sex, and beauty||0|
|Earth||3||5||5||Terrestrial||Germanic word “Earth” which means ground||1|
|Mars||4||7||7||Terrestrial||Roman God of war and destruction||2|
|Jupiter||5||1||1||Gas giant||Roman God of sky and lightning||79|
|Saturn||6||2||2||Gas giant||Roman God of agriculture and wealth||82|
|Uranus||7||3||4||Ice giant||Greek primordial God of the sky||27|
|Neptune||8||4||3||Ice giant||Roman God of the seas||14|
|Average distance from the Sun||Rotation time around the axis||Revolution time around the Sun|
|Mercury||36 million miles (58 million kilometers) or 0.4 Astronomical Units (AU)||59 Earth days||88 Earth days|
|Venus||67 million miles (108 million kilometers) or 0.7 AU||243 Earth days||225 Earth days|
|Earth||93 million miles (150 million kilometers) or 1 AU||23.9 hours||365.25 Earth days|
|Mars||142 million miles (228 million kilometers) or 1.5 AU||24.6 hours||687 Earth days|
|Jupiter||484 million miles (778 million kilometers) or 5.2 AU||9.93 hours||4,333 Earth days|
|Saturn||886 million miles (1.4 billion kilometres) or 9.5 AU||10.7 hours||10,756 Earth days|
|Uranus||1.8 billion miles (2.9 billion kilometers) or 19.8 AU||17.23 hours||30,687 Earth days|
|Neptune||2.8 billion miles (4.5 billion kilometres) or 30 AU||16 hours||60,190 Earth days|
* 1 Astronomical Unit (AU) is the distance of Earth from the Sun.
Interesting facts about Solar system planets
- Mercury and Venus are the two planets with no natural satellites.
- Saturn has the largest number of natural satellites, 82. Jupiter has 79.
- Jupiter is the largest and Mercury is the smallest planet.
- Saturn is the least dense planet. Its average density is even less than water.
- Uranus is the third-largest planet in diameter. However, it is the fourth heaviest after Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune.
- Mars has polar ice caps just like Earth. Mars’s ice caps are made up of water ice and dry ice.
- Venus and Uranus are the two planets that
rotatefrom east to west.