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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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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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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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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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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 snows metal on Venus.

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

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

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63 Earths can fit inside Uranus

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

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