In order of distance from Sun Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Jupiter First

In order of distance from sun jupiter saturn uranus

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In order of distance from Sun— Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto Jupiter: First of the outer planets (5 th from the sun), beyond Mars More than 11x Earth’s diameter (1000 times Earth’s volume). It is the largest planet of our solar system. Composition more liquid than gaseous or solid Atmospheric pressure more than a million times that of Earth’s It rotates rapidly once every 10 hours It has 28 moons. Atmosphere is 32 % hydrogen, 17 % helium, 1 % methane, ammonia, and other molecules. No definite surface as occurs on the inner rocky planets Solid core of iron, nickel, and other minerals Because of its thick atmospheric blanket, daytime and nighttime temperatures are about the same for equal altitudes above its “surface.” Saturn: It is the 6 th farthest planet from the sun. Twice as far from Earth as Jupiter (Basically, there is a big distance between Jupiter and Saturn) Most remarkable for its easily seen ring Diameter about ten times that of Earth, excluding the rings Lowest density of all planets—could float in giant bathtub (density is less than that of water) It has 24 moons beyond its rings. Titan is Saturn’s largest moon (about 1.6 times larger than our moon. It is even larger than Mercury. The rings surrounding Saturn are hypothesized to be bits of a moon never formed, or remnants of a moon torn apart by tidal forces.
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The inner part of rings, like any satellite, travels faster than outer part of the ring system Rocks that make up the rings orbit independently of other rocks. Uranus: It is the 7 th farthest planet from the sun. Twice as far from Earth as Saturn is Diameter about 4x that of Earth °98 tilt to the orbital plane— most unusual feature Faint ring system Methane atmosphere Very cold place -224 °C. (Jupiter and Saturn have internal sources of heat) It has 28 moons. Neptune: It is the 8 th planet from the sun. It lies beyond Uranus Diameter almost 4x that of Earth (17x than Earth in mass), somewhat smaller than Uranus Highly elongated 17x mass of Earth path about the Sun Atmosphere mainly hydrogen and helium It has 8 moons It’s largest moon Triton has bright polar ice caps & geysers that emit liquid nitrogen Pluto: Questionably a planet (IAU demoted Pluto from a planet in 2006) Very unlike other planets in composition, size, and orbit Highly elliptical orbit, like comets
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