How many planets are there in our solar system?
a) Five
b) Eight
c) Six
d) Nine
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

Tanu Goel
Jun 04, 2018
There are eight planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Akhilesh Shukla
Sep 15, 2018
Eight is the correct answer . Because some planets in our solar system are tiny small and because of this we cannot see them so they are called draft planets and Pluto is one of them there are more planet that are called draft planets like Pluto.
If you have problem in learning planets in order I have a shortcut.
My Very Efficient Mother Just Served Us Nuts .
My means Mercury .
Very means Venus .
Efficient means Earth .
Mother means Mars .
Just means Jupiter .
Served means Saturn .
Us means Uranus .
Nuts means Neptune .

Mikasi Ambade
Sep 15, 2018
There were first 9 planets in the Solar system. But , according to scientists, because of the very small size of Pluto it is no longer considered as a planet. Therefore,there are only 8 planets in the Solar system now; mainly, Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars , Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,and Neptune.

Tata
Feb 08, 2020
Yes the answer is correct....

Zakir Hussain
Aug 08, 2020
There are nine planets there but pluto is a dwarf planet now so there are mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn uranus and neptune

Sanjay Kumar
Jul 01, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system....

1) Earth
2) Venus
3) Mars
4) Mercury
5) Saturn
6) Neptune
7) Jupiter
8) Uranus

There are eight planets in our Solar System.

45 Gunjan Tanwar
Oct 28, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system

Nilam Bharti
Aug 16, 2020
There are eight planet in our solar system

Kumar Adit
Sep 18, 2020
There are eight planets in the solar system
(1) Mercury
(2) Venus
(3) Earth
(4) Mars
(5) Jupiter
(6) Saturn
(7) Uranus
(8) Neptune.

Sharad Chavan
Aug 22, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system....

Parveen Kumar
Aug 22, 2020
There are eight planets are in our solar system

Deepa Choudhary
Aug 17, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn, Neptune and uranus..
Earlier pluto was also considered as a planet but now pluto is not considered as a planet....
hope it helps u....

Prabh Maan
Aug 11, 2020
Eight : mercury, venus , earth,mars,jupiter,saturn,uranus,neptune

Zaman Hussain
Aug 16, 2020
Previously there were 09 planets. Today 8 planets have been taken because Pluto has been out of the planet.
(Pluto Have Been Defited Planet )

diksha
Aug 23, 2021
There are 8 planets in our solar system:-
mercury
venus
earth
mars
jupiter
saturn
uranus
neptune

Before 2006 there were 9 planets . But in a meeting of International Astronomical Union (august 2006) pluto was removed from the list of planets and called as dwarf planet.

Gagan Sharan
Jul 31, 2021
Our solar system is made up of a star, eight planets and countless smaller bodies such as dwarf planets, asteroids and comets.

Akansha Chourse
Sep 08, 2020
There are eight planets in our solar system : Mercury, Venus, Earth ,Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Laasya Priya
Jul 27, 2021
There are eight planets in our solar system... mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus and neptune. pluto is mistaken as a planet, but actually it is a comet interrupting the orbit of neptune at times...

Magix Think
Aug 16, 2021
Pluto is not considered as a planet but a asteroid or a universe body.

Sandeep Kumar
Apr 22, 2020
Actually there are nine planets in our solar system.
But Pluto is not counted because now it is called dwarf planet due to its small size.
So there are 8 planets in our solar system
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto but now it is not considered.
Hope you satisfied with my answer this is the reason.
All the best.

Miñlun Choñgloi
Aug 29, 2020
My Very Efficient Mother Just Served Us Nachos

Namrata Ratnu
Aug 26, 2018
Pluto is no longer considered as a planet now

Shagun Shukla
Jun 01, 2020
There are 9planets but among nine 1of them planet is extinct and name is pluto

Manjit Kaur
Aug 08, 2020
Is Pluto a planet or not?

Sunita Machhua
Sep 13, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system .These are -mercury ,Venus,earth,mars,Jupiter ,saturn ,Uranus ,Neptune .

Nikhitha
Dec 14, 2020
8 planets are there solar system

Sara Jabeen
Oct 29, 2020
There are eight planets in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The four inner solar system planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) fall under the category of terrestrial planets; Jupiter and Saturn are gas giants (giant plants composed mostly of hydrogen and helium) while Uranus and Neptune are the ice giants (containing mainly elements heavier than hydrogen and helium).

It is a known fact that our solar system has eight planets they are mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus

Amit Kumar Singh
Jul 29, 2018
Now Pluto is no longer considered as a planet. So there total 8 planets in our solar system.

Sneha Sneha
Apr 27, 2020
Nine Pluto is dwarf planet

8 planets are there in the solar system. Pluto is no more considered as planet, it was a drawf planet

Dhirendra Kumar
Aug 17, 2020
There are eight planets in our solar system:

(1) mercury
(2) Venus
(3) earth
(4) mars
(5) Jupiter
(6) Saturn
(7) uranus
(8) Neptune

Aisha T
May 04, 2021
Yes , there are eight planets in our solar system
Mercury , Venus , earth , Mars , Jupiter , Saturn ,Uranus and Neptune

Ashwini Koli
Aug 19, 2020
C is the correct answer

Dharmendra Raj
Aug 13, 2020
Eight planets are there in our solar system because Pluto is not a planet in our solar system

Joshua Benedict
Aug 13, 2020
There are eight planets in the solar system. Namely
1. Mercury.
2. Venus.
3. Earth.
4. Mars.
5. Jupiter.
6. Saturn.
7. Uranus.
8. Neptune.

Ya, erstwhile there were nine planets in our solar system but in 2006 International Astronomical Union(IAU) declared it to be a dwarf planet.
This is because Pluto is just half the width of USA and it's biggest moon Charon the is half of Pluto.
And therefore, now there are only eight planets in our solar system.
I guess you know their names.

Niyati Bandekar
Jun 13, 2020
There are Nine planet in our solar system But Pluto is draft planet so we don't count it our solar system.

Aryan
Aug 16, 2020
Now it's 8 planet in the solar system . Pluto was discovered in 1930 by US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who was using the Lowell Observatory in Arizona.pluto was removed in aug 2006 as it is called dwarf planet because, while it is large enough to have become spherical, it is not big enough to exert its orbital dominance and clear the neighborhood surrounding its orbit. & coldest plant with too fat away from sun . even the orbit is not elliptical

Sameer Bhatti
May 28, 2020
There Are eight planet in our solar system
mercury 'Venus earth mars Jupiter saturn Uranus and Neptune

Shreya Kesharwani
Aug 22, 2020
B) there are 8 planets in our solar system ; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, Neptune . Earlier there were 9 planets in our solar system i.e. Pluto but then later decided by IAU ( International Astronomical Union) that Pluto now considered to be as "dwarf planet".

Vanjarapu Sravani
Aug 25, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system namely mercury,Venus,earth,mars, Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus, Neptune

Abirami Gopal
Apr 23, 2020
Before there are 9 planets in solar system including Pluto one day when sicientist research the Pluto planet is missing after Pluto missing only it became 8 planets ,so now it's 8 planet but before 9 planets are there

There are nine planets in the solar system The 9th planet is pluto And NASA can say that Pluto is a draft planet. So there are eight planets

Priya Paswan
Feb 08, 2020
Eight planets are there in our solar system

Shruti Upadhyay
Jul 27, 2021
There are eight planets in our solar system . They are - Mercury , venus , Earth ,MarsJupiter ,Saturn ,Uranus and Neptune. previously Pluto was also there but now it is not considered as a planet. Pluto is a dwarf planet .

ßhävêsh Rîö
Sep 04, 2018
There are only 8 planets

Anjusha Mahata
Jul 21, 2018
Their are 8 planets in our solar system not 9 planets

Aruna Lakshakar
Aug 23, 2020
There are 8 planets in our solar system
1.mercuary
2.venus
3.mars
4.earth
5.jupiter
6.saturan
7. Uranus
8.neputan

Honey George
Aug 25, 2020
There were 9 planets..but pluto excluded from this list

Nityanand Singh
Jul 19, 2020
We know that there are eight planet in our solor system Mercury Venus earth mars jupter Saturn uranus neptune before some time we all know that nine planet in our solar system nine planet solar system is Pluto so thanks

Saloni Rajawat
Aug 09, 2020
Yes there are only 8planets because one planet pluto is removed

Mandeep Singh
Jul 08, 2018
There are eight planets in our solar system i.e. mercury, venus, earth, mars , jupiter , saturn , uranus and neptune.

Utkarsh Prajapati
Nov 14, 2019
There are in eight planets in our solar system

Kalyan Kumar
May 24, 2020
Recently NASA is considering Pluto as a planet ,we have to wait for further recommendations made by NASA

Rahul Narain
Jun 16, 2020
Pls check the latest news. there are 9 planets as said by NASA

Prachi Mishra
Jul 01, 2020
Pluto is very small size thats why its skipped

There are 8 planet in our solar system

Pooja Saini
Jul 27, 2021
8 planets are there in solar system

Mr Mg
Sep 07, 2019
There is countable 8 planets by scientist because pluto is tiny and not met the properties of a planet thats why right answer is 8..

B option there are 8 planets

Pradeepta Panda
Jul 08, 2018
There are 8 planets in our solar system i.e. mercury,venus,earth,mars,jupiter,saturn,uranus and neptune.Pluto is a dwarf planet.

Yashasvi Parmar
Sep 06, 2019
Now again there is the possibility of pluto being a planet based on the statement of the NASA so ..

Sweety Sinha
May 08, 2020
8 is the correct answer

Riddhi Kagwade
Oct 09, 2020
There are 8 planets in the solar system
I.e.
My - Mercury
Very - Venus
Efficient - Earth
Mother - Mars
Just - Jupiter
Served - Saturn
Us - Uranus
Nuts - Neptune

Anubrata
Aug 27, 2020
Hearing the news from NASA, planet 9 has been discovered

International austronomical unit prescribed 3 criteria to consider celestial body as major planet...
pluto failed to comply with one of the criteria i.e. clear neighborhood around its orbit .....

There are eight planets in our solar system

Vishal Kuldeep
Apr 21, 2020
Because moon is not a planet

Sania Yasmin
Aug 24, 2018
The correct answer is ( *b eight planets) but in my scorecard it's showing 5his is incorrect the correct answer is (*d nine planets)