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How Fast The Planets Move


 


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
17,2404
107,132
6.52
4.05
Venus
126,108
78,364
1,674
1,040
Earth
107,244
66,641
866
538
Mars
86,868
53,980
45,583
28,325
Jupiter
4,7016
29,216
36,840
22,892
Saturn
34,705
21,565
14,794
9,193
Uranus
24,516
15,234
9,719
6,039
Neptune
19,548
12,147
123.21
76.56
Pluto
17,064
10,604

 

 


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