Question: What is the order of the planets in the Solar System?
Answer: The planets in the Solar System are arranged in the following order: Starting with the planet closest to the sun, we have Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted from “planet” status to “dwarf planet” status. This leaves us with eight planets instead of nine.
You can easily remember the order of the planets using this simple mnemonic, thought up by the International Astronomical Union:
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If you would like a clear visual that conveys this bit of information, download the free list of planets in order printable below. To download a high resolution version of this free science poster, click the images below. The image will open in your browser. Right-click on it and press “Save image as…” to save it to your computer. The poster is available in both color and black and white.
I created this list of planets in order printable poster for kids who love space and science. Parents and teachers are welcome to use it as well. You may print and save it for personal and educational use only. Thanks! – Tim
Here is the color version of the List of Planets
And here is the black and white version of the illustration.
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