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How Fast The Planets Move



All of the planets spin (rotate) on an axis and at the same time orbit around the Sun.
This segment looks at just how fast each of the planets move.
I wonder why we don't all just fly off into space.

Rotation speed at the equator
Mean orbital velocity around Sun
Km/h
mph
Planet
Km/h
mph
10.83
6.73
Mercury
172404
107132
6.52
4.05
Venus
126108
78364
1674
1040
Earth
107244
66641
866
538
Mars
86868
53980
45583
28325
Jupiter
47016
29216
36840
22892
Saturn
34705
21565
14794
9193
Uranus
24516
15234
9719
6039
Neptune
19548
12147
123.21
76.56
Pluto
17064
10604



     

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