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Set B3 - Out Into Space - card information

11. Planets - sizes

11. Planets - sizes

Of the nine Major Planets, Mercury, Venus, the Earth and Mars are known as Inner Planets; Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto as Outer Planets. The diameters of the planets in thousands of miles are approximately Mercury 3, Mars 4, Pluto 4, Venus 71/2, the earth 8, Neptune 28, Uranus 31, Saturn 75, Jupiter 88. Owing to their greater distance from the Earth, the big Outer Planets appear to be about the same size as the others. Mercury and Venus are also known as Inferior Planets. Others whose orbits are outside that of the Earth are called Superior Planets.

The "Issued in" set has a well known variation of this card.