The colors for inner planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are gray, yellowish-white, predominantly blue with patches of other colors and red-orange, respectively; the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune h... More »

There are eight major planets in the solar system. The inner planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. These planets are made mostly of silica-based rocks and minerals and have solid surfaces. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus a... More » Science Earth Science

The surface of Jupiter is covered with thick, red, yellow, white and brown clouds. The planet's most prominent feature is its Great Red Spot, which is a giant, spinning, red storm that is three times larger than Earth an... More » Science Astronomy Planets

Beginning with the planet closest to the Sun and moving outward, the order of the planets is Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Before its reclassification as a dwarf planet by the Internat... More »

The eight described planets all orbit the Sun at different distances; Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, followed by Venus, then Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The distances of the planets are n... More »

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, circumferen... More »

Nicknames for the eight planets in the solar system are Swift Planet for Mercury, Morning Star and Evening Star for Venus, Blue Planet for Earth, Red Planet for Mars, Giant Planet for Jupiter, Ringed Planet for Saturn, I... More »