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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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It snows metal on Venus.

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

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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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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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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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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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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.

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

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

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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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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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63 Earths can fit inside Uranus

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

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.