Superior-planet meaning

Any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, whose orbits are at a greater distance from the sun than Earth's.
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Any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whose orbits lie beyond that of Earth. Because these planets never come between the Earth and Sun, they do not exhibit crescent phases, only full and gibbous. Unlike the inferior planets Mercury and Venus, superior planets rise in the east and set in the west in the normal pattern of celestial objects.
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A planet that orbits the Sun beyond the orbit of the Earth and thus shows retrograde motion when viewed from the Earth.
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