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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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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.

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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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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It snows metal on Venus.

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

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

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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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: 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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It might rain liquid neon on Jupiter.

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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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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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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.