Planet is an outer space body which orbits around stellar remains or star which has enough mass to get spherical by gravity of its own but do not has enough mass to possess high temperature nuclear reactions as the stars do. Planets are also considered holy and divine as the gods are evolved from them. Planets are generally divided into two major groups, the first one is of larger planets of low density gases and the second one is of smaller rocky planets. By orbiting around a star, planets usually make solar systems. Our planet earth is also a planet of our solar system, which consists of total eight planets which revolve around a star named Sun. In an order of alignment away from the sun, our solar system consists of four terrestrial planets named Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury respectively and then there are four larger planets of low density gases named Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter. In our solar system more than one satellite which are natural, revolve around the six planets and along with it in a solar system there are also some dwarf planets and small bodies of solar systems which are about hundreds to thousands in number. In all of the terrestrial planets of our solar system, the earth is the largest one, while as a whole the largest planet of our solar system is Jupiter. The two planets of our solar system, Neptune and Uranus are also known as ice giants as they have a significant higher proportion of rock and ice on them. In our solar system there are currently five dwarf planets which are named as Eris, Makemake, Pluto, Haumea and Ceres. Dwarf planets have many similar characteristics to that of the planets but also have notable differences like they are not dominant in their orbits.
Patterns of Planets
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