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TABLE A1
SIZE OF PLANETS

Planet		Diameter	Diameter	If earth was 1 inch (cm)
		in Miles	in Kilometers			
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Mercury	  	 3,032		  4,878		 0.38  (a little more than 1/3)
Venus		 7,523 		 12,104		 0.95  (about like earth)
Earth		 7,928		 12,756		 1.00
Mars	  	 4,218 		  6,787		 0.53  (about 1/2 earth)
Jupiter		88,863		142,980		11.2
Saturn		74,916		120,540		 9.5
Uranus		31,771 		 51,120		 4.0
Neptune	 	30,783 		 49,530		 3.9  (about like Uranus)
Pluto	   	 1,430 	   	  2,300		 0.18 (about 1/2 Mercury)


TABLE A2
SIZE OF RINGS

	Planet		Diameter of Rings If Earth is 1 inch (cm)
				Inner		Outer
				edge		edge
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Jupiter				9.6		10.1
Saturn			       11.6		21.4	
Uranus				6.6		 8.1
Neptune				8.9		11.0

TABLE A3
Distances of the Planets from the Sun

Planet		Miles		Kilometers	 A.U.

Mercury		   35,985,000	   57,900,000	 0.39
Venus		   67,247,000	  108,200,000    0.72
Earth		   92,977,000	  149,600,000    1.00
Mars		  141,641,000	  227,900,000	 1.52
Jupiter		  483,717,000	  778,300,000	 5.20
Saturn		  885,954,000	1,425,500,000	 9.53
Uranus		1,788,129,000	2,877,100,000	19.23
Neptune		2,801,802,000	4,508,100,000	30.14
Pluto		3,701,057,000	5,955,000,000	39.81

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