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20 Facts About Space

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Here are some interesting facts about space.

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Pluto was originally classified as a planet. Report Abuse
In 2006, it was reclassified as a dwarf planet.
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There is no dark side of the moon. Report Abuse
Earthlings see the same side of the moon because of how the moon rotates on its axis as it is traveling around the earth.
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The moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago. Report Abuse
It is the earth's only natural satellite.
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As long as you are in a dark place, the Andromeda Galaxy can be seen with the naked eye from Earth. Report Abuse
It is also fairly close to the Milky Way, and is traveling towards the Milky Way. Eventually, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way will collide and form a new galaxy.
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The four gas giants in our solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Report Abuse
Gas giants contain more than 10 times the mass of Earth.
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The universe is 68 percent dark energy. Report Abuse
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On a daily basis, 275 million stars are born and die. Report Abuse
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Twenty-seven percent of the universe is dark matter. Report Abuse
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The Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light-years away. Report Abuse
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It takes 230 million years for our solar system to rotate around the Milky Way. Report Abuse
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There are eight planets in earth's solar system. Report Abuse
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Mars has the tallest mountain, Olympus Mons, in the solar system. Report Abuse
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The earth's rotation is slowing down. Report Abuse
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The earth is about 4.54 billion years old. Report Abuse
In addition, it is the only planet known in the solar system to support life.
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The giant red spot on Jupiter is a storm. Report Abuse
The storm has been happening for 350 years.
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Mercury passes in front of the sun 13 times in one century. Report Abuse
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The planet Uranus rotates in a retrograde fashion. Report Abuse
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One third of Pluto is water. Report Abuse
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The Milky Way has at least 400 billion stars. Report Abuse
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The earth is over 300,000 times smaller than sun. Report Abuse
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Jupiter is the fifth planet and has 67 moons. Report Abuse
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There are four terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Report Abuse
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