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All About Astronomy
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ORBITAL INCLINATION
Inclination is a measure of how the plane of an orbit is tilted with respect to the plane of the ecliptic. An orbit that lies on the plane of the ecliptic would have an inclination of zero degrees; higher numbers indicate more inclined orbits.

Pluto is the planet in our solar system with the most inclined orbit.

Orbital Inclination of the Planets in our Solar System

PlanetOrbital Inclination
Mercury
Venus3.39°
Earth
Mars1.85°
Jupiter1.3°
Saturn2.49°
Uranus0.77°
Neptune1.77°
Pluto17.2°


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