My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.

Just in case yo don’t know how many planets there are,

mnemonic:
My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.

Planets:
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris.

source:
http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/02/27/11_planet/index.html?source=rss&aim=/tech/machinist/blog

 

Maryn Smith, a 10-year-old fourth-grader at Riverview Elementary School in Great Falls, Mont., knows that there are 11 planets in the solar system. Inspired by a contest put on by the National Geographic Society, her class set about coming up with a mnemonic for the solar system’s 11 planets. You know, like “Roy G. Biv” for the colors of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet — or, for the Great Lakes, “Homes” (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior).

Maryn won the contest with her thoroughly excellent phrase:

My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.

 

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