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

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

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It might rain liquid neon on Jupiter.

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The order of the planets from closest to the Sun outwards is; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and finally Neptune.

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

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63 Earths can fit inside Uranus

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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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The planet Venus is nearly identical in size to Earth. Their radius differ in size by only 201 miles, with Earth being the larger.

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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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The Mars One project is seeking to colonize Mars by 2023. The astronaut or colonists will spend the rest of their lives on the red planet.

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It snows metal on Venus.

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There is a giant smiley-face shaped crater on Mars.

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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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The largest planet in the solar system is Jupiter, followed by Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars with the smallest being Mercury.

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Our moon is bigger than Pluto and some scientists think it's more of a planet in a double planet Earth-moon system.

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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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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We can only see planets up to 13.8 billion light years far because the universe is 13.8 billion light years old.