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Planets inside the asteroid belt are much closer to the sun than most people would think. Planets farther away from the sun are much, much more spread out. We learned about planets farther away from Saturn with a formula known as Bode's law. This law is very useful, because once we build stronger telescopes, we will be able to pinpoint where new, undiscovered planets might be. Also, did you know that the moon is bigger than Pluto? This is because Pluto was probably a moon of Neptune, according to Bode's law.
Did you know?
Pluto is 625 times smaller than the Sun,
And the earth is 107 times smaller.
If the Sun stopped giving off light right now, we wouldn't know for 8 minutes and 20 seconds.
The closest star other than the Sun, Proxima Centauri, could have died last year, but we won't know for another 3 years.
If light could bend, it could go around the Earth 7 times in one second. That is a speed of 669, 600, 000 miles per hour, the fastest thing that we know of.
Did you know? Saturn and Jupiter are pretty much just assorted gasses.
If you were able to stand on the surface of Jupiter, then the gravitational pull would flatten you like a pancake.
If we ran out of room on earth, only a quarter of the world population could fit on the moon.
Article posted September 24, 2009 at 08:51 AM •
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