Solar System Planets
Here is a list of the eight planets in our solar system and their characteristics.
a data set by Sugarcane
created December 14, 2015
Let's Compare the Planets
Let's compare the planets! Which one is bigger? Which one is farther from the Sun? Which one has a higher surface temperature? Find out!
Spell the Planet
Can you recognize the planet in the picture and spell its name correctly? Find out!
Learn the Planets
Here are flash cards containing all the information you'd want to know about planets in our Solar System.
Which Planet's Image and Symbol Is Wrong?
Can you figure out which planet is matched with the wrong image or symbol?
Which Planet Is Faster?
Can you tell which planet has a larger or smaller rotation period and orbital period?
That's a Match - Planets
Think fast and mark as many pairs of information correct or incorrect as you can!
Type Planet Facts
Given an image of a planet, name the planet, and enter its order from the sun, type (terrestrial or gas giant) and number of moons.
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|Planet||Image||Symbol||Type||Mean distance from Sun (AU)||Mass (kg)||Equatorial gravity (m/s2)||Rotation period (days)||Orbital period (years)||Equatorial radius (km)||Mean surface temperature (K)||Rings?||Number of moons||Largest moon||Name origin||Order from Sun|
|Mercury||terrestrial||0.38709893||3.30E+23||3.70||58.646225||0.2408467||2,439.64||440||no||0||Roman messenger to the gods||1|
|Venus||terrestrial||0.72333199||4.87E+24||8.87||243.0187||0.61519726||6,051.59||730||no||0||Roman goddess of love and beauty||2|
|Mars||terrestrial||1.52366231||6.42E+23||3.71||1.02595675||1.8808476||3,397.00||227||no||2||Phobos||Roman god of war||4|
|Jupiter||gas giant||5.20336301||1.90E+27||23.12||0.41354||11.862615||71,492.68||152||yes||67||Ganymede||principal god of Roman mythology||5|
|Saturn||gas giant||9.53707032||5.69E+26||10.44||0.44401||29.447498||60,267.14||134||yes||62||Titan||Roman god of agriculture||6|
|Uranus||gas giant||19.19126393||8.68E+25||8.69||0.71833||84.016846||25,557.25||72||yes||27||Titania||Latinized version of the Greek god of the sky||7|
|Neptune||gas giant||30.06896348||1.02E+26||11.00||0.67125||164.79132||24,766.36||76||yes||13||Triton||Roman god of the sea||8|