Furthest/Nearest Planets to the Sun
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These are all the (known) planets in our solar system. The first planet nearest to the Sun is Mercury at 70 million kilometers from the Sun - light takes about 3.8s to travel from the Sun to reach Mercury.

The second nearest planet is Venus at 108 million kilometers away. Earth is the "third rock" from the Sun at 150 million kilometers and light takes 8.3s to reach us from the Sun.

The furthest planet is the eight planet from the Sun is Neptune at 45 billion kilometers away; sunlight takes about 40 minutes to reach Neptune from the Sun. This list currently exclude dwarf planets, such as Pluto, in our solar system.

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