What Are the Components of Terrestrial Planets?

Answer Terrestrial planets are planets that have similar characteristics to earth. In our solar system, there are four such planets, including Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The other type of planet is t... Read More »

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What are the planets of the solar system?

As of 2010, the eight main planets in our solar system are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Earth. Up until 2006, there were nine planets in our solar system. In 2006, Plu... Read More »

What causes planets to orbit?

Planets orbit because of the presence of a greater mass, such as the sun and its greater gravitational pull. In the case of the Earth, the sun's gravitational pull keeps it from traveling in a stra... Read More »

What planets has NASA done a fly-by of?

As Pluto is no longer a planet - all of them.

What do we use to measure distance between planets?

Early astronomers such as Johannes Kepler used trigonometry to measure distances between planets. Modern astronomers measure it by sending strong radar signals toward the planets and measuring how ... Read More »