• Question: Have you got a way to remember the order of the solar system? Mine is... My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets. Mecury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.

    Asked by bethl to Ben, Jony, Katharine, Mark, Peter on 21 Nov 2011. This question was also asked by nerd101.
    • Photo: Katharine Schofield

      Katharine Schofield answered on 21 Nov 2011:

      That’s excellent, I will remember that one! I can’t beat that.
      Although, given that Pluto’s not classed as a planet anymore (http://ias.im/63.853 ), will you think up a different mnemonic or just miss off the ‘P’?

    • Photo: Mark Basham

      Mark Basham answered on 21 Nov 2011:

      That’s a great one, I have to admit my memorys a bit poor and I often need to look up things like that on goggle or wikipedia.

    • Photo: Peter Williams

      Peter Williams answered on 21 Nov 2011:

      That’s good!
      I think they’ve made it easier for planets around other stars, they are just “name of star” then a,b,c etc. Not exciting, but easy!

    • Photo: Jony Hudson

      Jony Hudson answered on 21 Nov 2011: