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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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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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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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Sunsets happen because of the Earth atmosphere.

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: Alaska has finally been mapped as precisely as Mars.

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

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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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63 Earths can fit inside Uranus

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

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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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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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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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Technically, our planet is inside the Sun atmosphere

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There is a giant smiley-face shaped crater on Mars.

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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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Saturn has a moon called Mimas and it has a crater in it that makes it look like the Death Star.