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.Know More
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 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 >
Like Earth, Mercury is one of four terrestrial planets. It is known as a terrestrial planet because it has a solid ground surface made up of rock and metal. This surface makes Mercury's density very similar to that of the Earth and denser than gas planets, according to Universe Today.Full Answer >
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, Ice Giant for Uranus and Big Blue Planet for Neptune. Pluto was once considered a planet and had the nickname Ice Planet, but it is now classified as a dwarf planet.Full Answer >
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 normally measured in kilometers, because scientists use metric measurements. However, scientists also use a unit called an “astronomical unit,” which is equal to the distance between Earth and the sun.Full Answer >