Condensed from chapter on Astronomy in "Hill's Album ok Biography and Art."

Distant From The Sun

Distances of the different planets from the sun.

Name of Planet.

Miles distant from the sun.

Neptune ...........

2,745,998,000

Uranus ............

1,822,360,000

Saturn .............

..872,132,000

Jupiter ............

..480,000,000

Mars ..............

..145,000,000

Earth ..............

. .92,000,000

Venus .............

.. 68,000,000

Mercury ...........

. .37,00,000

Earth's Moon distant from Earth.

...240,000

Theenormousdistances from us of the fixed stars, which are supposed to be suns, are beyond conception. One of these, Sirius (the Dog Star), is supposed to be twenty trillion miles away.