There are 8 planets in our solar system, they are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. With the exception of Neptune and Uranus the other 6 planets can be seen unaided and all 8 are visible with a small telescope or binoculars.
Order of the Planets
The Terrestrial, or “rocky” planets in our solar system orbit relatively close to the Sun. There are four terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. …Read more
Gas giants are large planets that contain more than 10 times the mass of Earth. Their compositions are mostly gases, such as hydrogen, and small amounts of …Read more
Facts about the Planets
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