What’s the maximum number of planets that could orbit the sun?

An artist’s impression of the planets in the solar system, not to scale.  (Image credit: Shutterstock)

The solar system contains eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, all of which circle the sun due to its intense gravitational pull. But is this the maximum number of planets that can orbit the sun? Or is there room for more?

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