

A118652


Diameters in miles of the planets in the solar system, starting with the closest to the sun.


1




OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

If we plot these numbers, we get something close to a normal distribution. If we look at the graph more closely, it may be construed as two bell curves: (1) Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars; (2) Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
There are many ways in which this sequence is unsatisfactory. The status of Pluto as a planet is now in doubt. The true values are unlikely to be integers. The use of miles rather than kilometers is deprecated.  N. J. A. Sloane, Sep 28 2006


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..9.
Author?, The Planets


MATHEMATICA

Planets = {"Mercury", "Venus", "Earth", "Mars", "Jupiter", "Saturn", "Uranus", "Neptune", "Pluto"}; Round[0.000621371*N[AstronomicalData[#, "Diameter"], 12] & /@ Planets] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Jun 23 2014 *)


CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A031733 A185528 A334371 * A084719 A258889 A254169
Adjacent sequences: A118649 A118650 A118651 * A118653 A118654 A118655


KEYWORD

nonn,fini,full,dumb,less


AUTHOR

Cino Hilliard, May 17 2006


STATUS

approved



