Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

Astronomy Answers
From the Astronomical Dictionary


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the superior planet

A superior planet is a planet that is further from the Sun than the Earth is. Only superior planets can be in opposition, and their elongation can have any value up to 180 degrees. The superior planets are: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. The opposite of a superior planet is an inferior planet.