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

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

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

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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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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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It snows metal on Venus.

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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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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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It might rain liquid neon on Jupiter.

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

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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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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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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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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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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.