Various groups and people named the planets. The Romans named the five planets that are visible to the unaided eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The names are based on...
The four smaller inner planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, are .... of rock,
the collective name for compounds with high melting points, such as silicates,
Venus, Roman name for the goddess of love. This planet was considered to be
the brightest and most beautiful planet or star in the heavens. Other civilizations ...
Mar 31, 2015 ... There used to be nine planets. Now there are eight. Whichever you prefer, here is
a list of them in the order they appear in the solar system.
The planet probably received this name because it moves so quickly across the
sky. Mercury has been known since at least the time of the Sumerians (3rd ...
VENUS. Roman name for the goddess of love. This planet was considered to be
the brightest and most beautiful planet or star in the heavens.
Important Note: The order of the planets given here is based on the planets'
average distances from the Sun. Pluto was reassigned as a dwarf planet in 2006.
The official names of planets and their moons are governed by an organization
called the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The IAU was established in ...
Jul 18, 2015 ... The planet names are derived from Roman and Greek mythology, except for the
name Earth which is Germanic and Old English in origin.