What Planet Is The Furthest From The Sun?


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Florent Lefortier Profile
Since Pluto was relegated to the status of dwarf planet in 2006, Neptune is the farthest major planet from the sun.

How Far Is Neptune From The Sun?
Neptune is around  4.5 billion kilometers away from the sun. However, its orbit is elliptical, so its distance varies depending on its position in its orbit.

What Planet Is Closest To The Sun?
The closest planet to the sun is Mercury, which orbits at a distance of 57.9 million kilometers. Just as with Neptune's distance, this varies a bit, as Mercury's orbit isn't perfectly circular, either.
Ellie Hoe Profile
Ellie Hoe answered
The farthest planet from the sun is Neptune.

Neptune: The Basic Facts
  • It's the fourth Jovian planet and is one of the giants of our Solar system.
  • It's at a distance of about 30 Astronomical Units from the Sun, which is 30 times the distance between the Sun and Earth.
  • It's similar in composition to Uranus, and is 17 times bigger than Earth, making it the third-largest planet in the solar system.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well, Pluto is the farthest away from the sun, but since Pluto isn't a planet any more, Neptune is furthest from the sun.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Pluto used to be the farthest planet, but now, it counts as a dwarf planet, so Neptune's taken its place as the farthest planet from the sun.
Arun Raj Profile
Arun Raj answered
If you are considering a real planet and not a 'dwarf one,' then Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun.

Dwarf Planets And Irregular Orbits
Eris, the dwarf planet is the farthest planet from the sun. For quite some time, there was debate about whether Neptune or Pluto was the farthest planet from the sun, and we have all grown up reading in our textbooks that Pluto is the farthest plant from the sun.

However, because of the irregular orbit of Pluto, Neptune was declared the farthest planet from the sun between 1978 and 1999. The essential difference between a dwarf planet and a real one lies in the fact that the dwarf planet does not have well-defined clear orbital path.

As Eris is bigger than Pluto, it was described as the tenth planet. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has termed the Eris as a dwarf planet.

So, If We're Being Really Specific...
Then, essentially, Eris is the ninth largest body revolving the Sun and the largest dwarf planet (bigger than Pluto) in the solar system.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yeah it would be Pluto, but it's not a planet any more. I still remember the planets like this, though:
  • My (Mercury)
  • Very (Venus)
  • Educated (Earth)
  • Mother (Mars)
  • Just (Jupiter)
  • Served (Saturn)
  • Us (Uranus)
  • Nine (Neptune)
  • Pizzas (Pluto)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The planet furthest from the sun is Mercury.

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