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Solar System Chart
Planet Guide Summary

by Vaughn Aubuchon

This chart of the solar system lists the planets, along with planet data, using English Standard measurement units (miles and degrees Fahrenheit).

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140

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The Solar System -
English Units of Measurement

Distance
from Sun
 Mass
(earth
=1)
 Dia-
meter
(miles)
 Den-
sity
(earth
=1)
 Gra-
vity
(earth
=1)
Period of
Revol-
ution
(Year)
Period of
Rot-
ation
(Day)
Miles
A.U.

Sun

na

na
?

864,000

1.4
?
na
30 days
1

Mercury

36M

0.39
0.06

3,000

5.4
0.38
88 d
59 d
2

Venus

67M

0.72
0.82

7,500

5.2
0.91
225 d
243 d
3

Earth

93M

1
1

7,926

1
1
365.2 d
23.9h
4

Mars

142M

1.5
0.11

4,200

3.9
0.038
687 d
25 h

Asteroid Belt

300M

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-

-

-
-
-
-
5

Jupiter

484M

5.2
318

88,700

1.33
2.54
12 y
10 h
6

Saturn

887M

9.5
95

75,000

0.7
1.08
29 y
11 h
7

Uranus

1,783M

19
15

31,800

1.3
0.91
84 y
17 h
8

Neptune

2,793M

30
17

30,200

1.76
1.19
165 y
16 h
9

Pluto

3,666M

39
0.003

1,430

1.1
0.05
248 y
6.4 d

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The earth is approximately 106 sun diameters away from the sun.
Although the sun is 93 million miles away from the earth, it is 864 thousand miles in diameter.

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The Solar System (con't.)
English Units of Measurement

Orb-
ital
Incli
nation
Orb-
ital
Eccen-
tricity
Tilt
of
Axis
Surface
Temp
(°F)
Visual
Mag-
nitude
# of
Known
Moons

Sun
-
-
?
10,500°
-28
na
1

Mercury

0.21
0
32 to 800°
-1
0
2

Venus

3.4°
0.007
177°
800°
-4
0
3

Earth

0.02
23°
-90 to 130°
na
1
4

Mars

1.8°
0.09
25°
-100 to 80°
0
2

Asteroid Belt

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-
-
-
-
-
5

Jupiter

0.05
-190°
-3
50 (17)
6

Saturn

2.5°
0.06
27°
-270°
0
53 (9)
7

Uranus

0.8°
0.05
98°
-360°
6
27
8

Neptune

1.8°
0.009
30°
-350°
8
13
9

Pluto

17°
0.25
94°
-378°
16
3

Total moons =

148

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80 - 490

40

50

40

140

50

60




DISCLAIMER
I could not find a solar system table like the one above. So, I made this chart, to help myself understand the relationships between the planets, in terms of familiar (old school) units.
Some of the data above is changing, as more accurate measurements are being made.

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