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

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

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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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The sun starts to lose color as it sets

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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

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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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The sun light needs to pass more and more through the 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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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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In 2009, a new black spot about the size of the Pacific Ocean appeared in Jupiter southern hemisphere.

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Saturn moon, Titan, is the only body in our solar system beyond Earth that is known to have liquid on its surface.

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

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

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Technically, our planet is inside the Sun atmosphere

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63 Earths can fit inside Uranus

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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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Saturn has a moon called Mimas and it has a crater in it that makes it look like the Death Star.