Which planet is closest to the sun?
How do you remember the order?
The first letter of each word gives you the first letter of the planets, in order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
Thus simply remember the sentence:
“My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos”
In 2006, a committee of astronomers elected that Pluto should not be classified as a planet. They considered how there are dwarf planets such as dwarf planet UB313 also known as Eris; and Pluto has certain similarities with that ‘dwarf planet’ classification rather than ‘planet’ classification. (click here for full details – opens in new window)