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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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Technically, our planet is inside the Sun atmosphere

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Venus spins on its axis so slowly (4 mph) that the average human could easily outwalk it.

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Earth is only marginally habitable. Some of the Earth-like exoplanets might potentially be far more hospitable to life than Earth is.

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The sun light needs to pass more and more through the atmosphere.

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Triton, Neptune is largest moon, has geysers that shoot ice 5 miles high and may be geologically active.

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Scientists have estimated that there are nearly 2 billion earth-like planets in the Milky Way alone.

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: From 1975-82, Russia had six probes land on the surface of Venus, surviving temperatures of 855 °F and successfully taking photos.

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In 1997, 3 men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.

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Uranus is the coldest planet in our solar system, even though Neptune is farther from the sun.

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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Researchers are practicing for a human mission to Mars by living in the heart of Antarctica to see the effects of extreme isolation.

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Jupiter is shrinking at the rate of about 2 cm each year because the planet radiates more heat than it receives from the Sun.

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In the last 7 years, humanity has discovered 43 potentially habitable planets.

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It snows metal on Venus.

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In 2012, Planet Hunter volunteers found a Neptune-sized planet thousand of light years away that orbits four stars

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In 2009, a new black spot about the size of the Pacific Ocean appeared in Jupiter southern hemisphere.

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There is a large hole 150 meters across on Mars, who bottom has not yet been seen.

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Other planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have auroras with different colors.

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John Couch Adams calculated the existence of Neptune, using mathematics before the planet was ever observed.