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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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There is enough space between the Earth and the moon to fit in the all the rest of the planets in the solar system.

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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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: 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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The sun starts to lose color as it sets

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

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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.

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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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Technically, our planet is inside the Sun atmosphere

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

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

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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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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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Some scientists believe that around 4 billion years ago Neptune and Uranus may have switched their places in the solar system.

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Two of the moons in our solar system (Ganymede and Titan) are actually larger than the planet Mercury.