Formation of the Solar System

This is our chance to throw some real science into our project. The following table shows the actual distance, size, rotation, and orbit values for each of the planets. (Most of this data came from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/.)

Planet

Distance from Sun (millions km)

Radius size (km)

Day length (Earth hours)

Year length (Earth years)

Mercury

57.9

2440

1408.8

0.24

Venus

108.2

6052

5832

0.615

Earth

147.1

6371

24

1.0

Earth's Moon

0.363 (from Earth)

1737

0

 

Mars

227.9

3390

24.6

2.379

Jupiter

778.3

69911

9.84

11.862

Saturn

1427.0

58232

10.2

29.456

Uranus

2871.0

25362

17.9

84.07

Neptune

4497

24622

19.1

164.81

Pluto (still counts)

5913

1186 ...

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