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The Solar System planetary data

The diagram below shows the relative sizes of the nine major planets. A table of sizes, times of rotation and distances from the Sun is also included.

Note: in 2005 Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet. This puts it in the same class as Eris and Ceres


  Diameter
(km)
Distance from Sun
millions of km
Distance from Sun
(Earth = 1)(approx)
Period
(days)
Sun 1 392 000 - - -
Mercury 4840 58 0.5 87
Venus 12390 108 0.7 224
Earth 12760 149 1 365
Mars 6800 228 1.5 686
Jupiter 142800 778 5 4332
Saturn 119400 1428 10 10759
Uranus 47600 2870 20 30685
Neptune 48400 4497 30 60190
Pluto 3000 5900 40 90700
 

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