What are the nine planets?my very eager mother just served us nine pickles

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a mnemonic device for remembering the names of the planets and what order they come in (moving out away from the Sun).  The planets referred to in this mnemonic are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto.

This mnemonic is a little out of date now because the people who decide such things have recently decided that Pluto is not a planet.  So depending on what your teacher thinks, you might want to leave Pluto out.

I just looked it up -- I guess it was not so recently after all.  Pluto was demoted back in August of 2006.

ineed-help | Student

the nine planets are(by order):

  1. mercury, the nearest to the sun
  2. venus, the star of morning(you can see it at the morning from 6:00am to 8:00am.)
  3. earth, planet of life (my description of it)
  4. mars, the red planet (because of iron oxide which is red)
  5. Asteroids are rocks which can be found between mars and jupiter.
  6. Jupiter, the largest of planets
  7. saturn, the planet with rings which was a moon that orbited the planet but exploded later on and formed rock that orbited jupiter.
  8. Uranus
  9. Neptune, the coldest of planets
  10. pluto, it's not a planet because it 's too small to be one

  you could order " Mad Vampires Eat Mangos And(Asteroids) Jump Straight Up Noses"   

Now it whould be "my very eager mother just served us nothing." It's quite sad that a mother whould serve nothing to her children but you could always saw my very eager mother just served us nachos." whatever you prefer.

krishna-agrawala | Student

Planets are large natural objects that orbit the sun. Names of the 9 planets along with their mean distance from sun and diameters are listed below.

Name                Distance from Sun        Diameter

('000 km)                     (km)

Mercury                57,900                           4,878

Venus                 108,200                         12,104

Earth                  149,600                         12,756

Mars                  227,900                           6,796

Jupiter               778,440                       142,984

Saturn            1,429,400                       120,536

Uranus           2,875,000                         51,118

Neptune         4,504,300                         49,500

Pluto               5,900,100                          2,300

Please note that as per a revised definition of planets adopted by International Astronomical Union in 2006, Pluto is no longer qualifies as planet.