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Distances between Planets Table

Planet

Mean Distance From Sun (millions of miles)

Mean Distance in AU

Mean Diameter (miles)

Mercury

36.0

0.39

3,031

Venus

67.1

0.72

7,521

Earth

92.9

1.00

7,926

Mars

141.5

1.52

4,221

Jupiter

483.4

5.20

88,734

Saturn

886.7

9.54

74,566

Uranus

1,782.7

19.14

31,566

Neptune

2,794.3

30.06

30,199

Pluto

3,666.1

39.53

1,450

 


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