Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Solar System

Relative sizes outward from the Sun, the planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, followed by the dwarf planet Pluto. ( Mean Radius r )

Sun: r  696,000 km
Mercury: r  2,440 km
Venus: r  6,050 km
Earth: r  6,370 km
Mars: r  3,390 km
Jupiter: r  69,910 km
Saturn: r  58,230 km
Uranus: r  25,360 km
Neptune: r  24,620 km
Pluto*: r  1,180 km

Moon: r  1,740 km

*Designated minor-planet