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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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Technically, our planet is inside the Sun atmosphere

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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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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 starts to lose color as it sets

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

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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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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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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

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