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Planets

Our Sun is orbited by eight planets, four gaseous and four terrestrial planets. Additionally there is an unknown, probably high number of dwarf planets.

Planets

 1. Mercury
 2. Venus
 3. Earth
 4. Mars
 5. Jupiter
 6. Saturn
 7. Uranus
 8. Neptune
  Dwarf Planets

 1. Ceres
 2. Pluto
 3. Haumea
 4. Makemake
 5. Eris

The measured values are mean values, some relative to the Earth. AU means Astronomical Unit, the average distance of Earth and Sun.
    Solar System
Our Solar System, the distances aren't to scale.
Graphic: Esa

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This site in German: Sterne und Planeten


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