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How far are the planets from the sun for kids?

Planet (or Dwarf Planet) Distance from the Sun (Astronomical Units miles km) Number of Moons
Mercury 0.39 AU, 36 million miles 57.9 million km 0
Venus 0.723 AU 67.2 million miles 108.2 million km 0
Earth 1 AU 93 million miles 149.6 million km 1
Mars 1.524 AU 141.6 million miles 227.9 million km 2

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Also, how far are the 8 planets from the sun?

Distance of the planets from the Sun

Planet Distance from the Sun Diameter
Mercury 57,910,000 km (0.387 AU) 4,879 km
Venus 108,200,000 km (0.723 AU) 12,104 km
Earth 149,600,000 km (1.000 AU) 12,756 km
Mars 227,940,000 km (1.524 AU) 6,805 km

is the sun a planet for kids? The solar system consists of our sun, which is a star, and all that its gravity affects. The planets in our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Our sun is a hot ball of gases that is the very center of our solar system.

Likewise, people ask, what are the 12 planets in order?

If the proposed Resolution is passed, the 12 planet in our Solar System will be Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Charon and 2003 UB313. The name 2003 UB313 is provisional, as a “real” name has not yet been assigned to this object.

Why are the planets different distances from the sun?

A: Planets have different properties because they are different distances away from the sun, are different sizes, and are made up of different stuff from the earth. Very tiny planets do not have enough gravitational field to keep much of an atmosphere in.

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