How can someone remember the order of the planets?


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One of the ways to remember the order of the planets is with a mnemonic device like, "My very eccentric mom just served us nectarines". The first letter of each planet (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) is also the first letter of each word in the device.

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Mnemonic devices that incorporate the dwarf planet Pluto include:

  • My very erudite mother just showed us nine planets.
  • My very easy method just sets up nine planets.
  • My very exhausted mom just slept until nine past.
  • Mnemonic devices are memory aids used to condense complex information into easy-to-recall patterns. Mnemonic devices often work better when they are humorous or illogical.

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