What are the outer planets in order from the nearest to the Sun to the farthest?

What are the outer planets in order from the nearest to the Sun to the farthest?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the planets nearest to the Sun and furthest away. Jupiter is the biggest planet, followed by Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, and Mercury, the smallest planet. The other five planets aren't really considered part of our solar system because they're not surrounded by clouds or air. They're called planetary moons because they were once thought to be stars that had fallen into the Sun or Moon.

Now, here's where things get a little tricky: Scientists think that there might be another planet between Mars and Jupiter. It's called "Planet X" or "Habitable Planet Z". Scientists have been arguing about this for years, but most recently some astronomers have suggested that a planet maybe sitting between Mars and Jupiter. They call it "Planet X". Others say no, it's just an error in the data. But anyway, that brings us to the end of our tour of the Solar System.

Which solar system objects have orbits that take them farthest from the sun?

The Planetary System Neptune is our solar system's furthest planet from the Sun, but there are dwarf planets much further out, most notably Pluto. Pluto's orbit has a significantly longer elliptical than the other planets', meaning it is actually closer to the Sun than Neptune for 20 years out of its 249-year circle.

Neptune was once thought to be the only giant planet outside of Jupiter's sphere of influence, but more recently astronomers have discovered other such bodies using telescopes on Earth and in space. Two such extrasolar giants were found using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: Sedna and 2012 VP113.

Sedna is one of the few objects in our solar system known to have an extremely eccentric orbit (like Pluto's). This means that it passes very close to the Sun or very far away from it, but not exactly in between. As a result, it receives no light from the Sun at all for some periods of time, and then bursts into view as if from nowhere! Scientists think that maybe every 100,000 years or so Sedna crosses paths with another star and gets shot off into deep space by its explosive departure from the galaxy.

2012 VP113 is much farther away from the Sun than both Neptune and Pluto, but it too has an odd orbit. It takes 584 years to complete one trip around the Sun.

What is the position of the sun relative to the planets?

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are listed in order of their distance from the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. "My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles" is a simple mnemonic for memorizing the sequence.

The Sun is the star at the center of our solar system. It is so powerful that it gives off energy that flows through our planet's atmosphere in the form of heat. This is why we need oxygen to live; it allows us to absorb some of this heat radiation into our bodies. The more active a planet is, the more energy it radiates back into space.

Earth orbits around the Sun every 365.26 days. Because Earth travels around the Sun faster than it would if it were alone, other planets also gain speed relative to Earth. If we knew exactly where Earth was at any given time, we could calculate how long it would take it to go from one perihelion (the closest point) to the next. But due to the influence of other planets, as well as other objects such as asteroids and comets, exact predictions about Earth's path are difficult. Averaged over many years though, we can say that on average, Earth moves farther from the Sun then than it does when it is nearest; this is called an annual cycle.

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