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No. The farther away you get from the sun, the slower the planets orbit. (and the sun looks smaller!). By the way, even if the planets were all moving at the same speed, they still wouldn't be lined up, because the distances traveled by planets with each revolution around the sun would be different. Therefore this question is reasonable.

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they do orbit more slowly, Newton's law of universal gravitation states that the larger the mass of the two objects and the closer together the objects are, the greater the force of gravity between the two objects.

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Do planets travel at the same speed as they orbit the sun?

When planets orbit the sun, the planets nearer the sun go the fastest.

Do all planets orbit the sun at same speed?

No, the planets of our solar system do not orbit the sun as the same speed - neither tangental speed nor angular rate. Indeed, as the planets have elliptical orbits their tangental speed varies considerably over the period of a single orbit but this range of speeds remains largely constant year on year.

Do all planets move at the same speed around the sun?

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Do all the planets move in the same speed?

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What is the path along which the planets moves?

The path along which the planets move around the sun is called "the orbit" of a planet. Same for the moons of a planet, they "orbit" around a planet.

Do planets share the same orbit?

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