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...
This is a list of the sources of minor planet names. These ascriptions should not
be changed without consulting Lutz D. Schmadel's authoritative Dictionary of ...
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 ... The planets of the solar system as depicted by a NASA computer illustration. .....
Planet Uranus: Facts About Its Name, Moons and Orbit.
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 ...
MERCURY. Named for the winged Roman god of travel because it appears to
move so swiftly. VENUS. Roman name for the goddess of love. This planet was ...
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.
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.
Jul 7, 2009 ... You may recognize the names of the planets from your high school literature
course or a history class. That is because many of the planets ...
Aug 19, 2015 ... Here are the planets listed in order of their distance from t. ... are some facts
about planets, and here's an article about the names of the planets.