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Wolfram Knowledge about Planets in Microsoft Excel

Planet entities include all eight planets recognized by the International Astronomical Union.

A few example entities...


You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • next apoapsis time
  • last apoapsis time
  • largest distance from the Sun
  • longitude of ascending node Ω
  • average distance from Earth
  • average orbit distance
  • average orbit velocity
  • average heliocentric velocity
  • distance from Earth
  • distance from Sun
  • eccentric anomaly
  • orbital eccentricity
  • heliocentric XYZ coordinates
  • orbital inclination
  • mean anomaly
  • mean motion
  • obliquity
  • orbital angular momentum
  • orbital kinetic energy
  • orbital moment of inertia
  • orbit center
  • orbit circumference
  • orbital period
  • argument of periapsis ω
  • longitude of periapsis ϖ
  • next periapsis time
  • last periapsis time
  • nearest distance from the Sun
  • orbital semimajor axis
  • orbital semiminor axis
  • true anomaly
  • instantaneous heliocentric velocity
  • absolute magnitude H
  • age
  • albedo
  • angular diameter
  • angular radius
  • apparent magnitude
  • authalic diameter
  • authalic radius
  • color
  • mean density
  • average diameter
  • equatorial rotational frequency
  • equatorial circumference
  • equatorial diameter
  • equatorial frequency
  • equatorial radius
  • equatorial velocity
  • escape velocity
  • gravitational constant mass product
  • gravity
  • Hill radius
  • mass
  • rotational moment of inertia
  • number of moons
  • object type
  • oblateness
  • polar circumference
  • polar diameter
  • polar radius
  • average radius
  • Roche limit
  • rotation period
  • known satellites
  • shape
  • solar day
  • solid angle
  • sphere of influence radius
  • stationary orbit radius
  • stationary orbit speed
  • surface area
  • volume
  • volumetric diameter
  • volumetric radius
  • image
  • ring system inner diameter
  • ring system inner radius
  • ring system outer radius
  • ring system width
  • discoverers
  • discovery year
  • alphanumeric name
  • wikipedia summary text
  • atmospheric composition
  • atmospheric pressure
  • atmospheric scale height
  • average temperature
  • effective temperature
  • maximum temperature
  • minimum temperature
  • altitude
  • next maximum altitude
  • apparent altitude
  • azimuth
  • above the horizon
  • constellation
  • daily time above horizon
  • declination
  • next maximum altitude time
  • apparent direction
  • right ascension
  • next rise
  • next set
  • astrological symbol unexposed
  • + more
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Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

Compute with Planet data in the Wolfram Language