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# Formula to calculate distance between planets?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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The parallax method can be used to calculate the distance between planets and other celestial bodies. The formula for this is d(pc) = 1/p where p is parallax measured in arcseconds. Wiki User

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### What is the relationship between a planets distance from the sun and distance between planets?

If two planets are in orbits with radii of R1 and R2, the distance between them varies from R2-R1 to R2+R1.

### How does the distance between the inner planets differ from the distance between the outer planets?

As the names suggest, the inner planets are closer to the Sun than the outer planets.

### What is the distance from the planets?

the distance from the planets is 6.5 million miles between each planet.

### Is the distance between inner planets less or greater than the distance between the outer planets?

The inner planets are closer together than the outer ones.

### Is the distance between inner planets less than or greater than the distance between the outer planets?

The inner planets are closer together than the outer ones.

### How do the distances between the inner planets compare?

These distances compare from a long distance but one that is not nearly as far as the distance between the outer planets.

### Used to tell the distances between cities or planets?

The speed of light is normally used to tell the distance between planets. The distance between cities is measured in miles.

### Are distances between the outer planets less than the distance between the inner planets?

No. They are much greater.

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### How do scientist calculate the length between the planets?

By triangulation method.

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