Planets and their Satellites (Moons)
Science and Tech / July 26, 2018

There are total 8 planets in our solar system & all the planets revolve around the sun in the anticlockwise direction i.e. West to East except Venus & Uranus, they both revolve in the clockwise direction i.e. East to West. Inner planet or Terrestrial Planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars. Outer planet or Jovian planet : Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. List of planets according to their Size: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, Mercury. Dwarf Planets: Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake, Haumea. The Solar System’s planets and officially recognized dwarf planets are known to be orbited by 194 natural satellites, or moons. 19 moons in the Solar System are large enough to be gravitationally rounded, and thus would be considered planets or dwarf planets if they were in direct orbit around the Sun. Moons are classed in two separate categories according to their orbits: regular moons, which have prograde orbits (they orbit in the direction of their planets’ rotation) and lie close to the plane of their equators, and irregular moons, whose orbits can be pro- or retrograde (against the direction of their planets’ rotation) and often lie at extreme angles to their planets’ equators. Irregular moons are probably minor planets…

Solar Planets, their distance from Sun and order
Science and Tech / July 23, 2018

The planets in our solar system each occupy their own orbits around the Sun. They orbit the star in ellipses, which means their distance to the sun varies depending on where they are in their orbits. When they get closest to the Sun, it’s called perihelion, and when it’s farthest away, it’s called aphelion. So to talk about how far the planets are from the sun is a difficult question, not only because their distances constantly change, but also because the spans are so immense — making it hard for a human to grasp. For this reason, astronomers often use a term called astronomical unit, representing the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Below we have listed each planets with their Approx Average Distance from Sun along with Minimum and Maximum Distances. Related Posts Scientific Names – Animals – Domestic and Wild Scientific Names – Common Plants and Trees