The total number of planets revolving around the sun is ?

(1) Five
(2) Eight
(3) Seven
(4) Six

Correct Answer : (2) The total number of planets revolving around the sun is Eight.

Explanation :

There are 8 planets of the solar system that revolve around the sun. These are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Earlier, nine planets are considered revolving around the sun. However, Pluto was stripped of its planetary status and categorised as a ‘dwarf planet’ by the International Astronomical Union in 2005. Hence, now, total number of planets remains eight.

The inner planets closest to the sun are called the terrestrial planets. These planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars.

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