Mercury is 0.61 astronomical units (AU) from Earth, while Venus is 0.28 AU from Earth. Mars is 0.52 AU from Earth, while Jupiter is 4.20 AU from Earth. Saturn is 8.54 AU from Earth, Uranus is 18.14 AU from Earth and Neptune is 29.06 AU from Earth.Continue Reading
Pluto, which is no longer considered an official planet, is about 48 AU from the Earth. Because the orbits of the planets are elliptical, the distances change over time. Pluto's orbit is so eccentric that it can be closer to Earth than Neptune.
An astronomical unit is 149,597,870,700 meters. It represents the distance from the Earth to the Sun.Learn more about Planets
The names of the inner, or terrestrial, planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto was once designated a planet but has now been demoted to a dwarf planet.Full Answer >
According to Space.com, the order of planets is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, starting with the one closest to the sun. After Pluto was discovered in 1930, it was introduced as the ninth planet in the solar system. It is the furthest from the Sun. However, astronomers struck Pluto off the list of planets, after classifying it as a dwarf planet.Full Answer >
From largest to smallest, a list of the planets ranked by size is Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars and Mercury. The size of the planets can be compared by calculating the radius, diameter, circumference or volume.Full Answer >
The diameters of the planets are as follows: Mercury is 3,032 miles; Venus is 7,521 miles; Earth is 7,926 miles; Mars is 4,222 miles; Jupiter is 88,846 miles; Saturn is 74,898 miles; Uranus is 31,763 miles; Neptune is 30,778 miles. As a result, the largest planet by diameter is Jupiter and the smallest is Mercury.Full Answer >