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1 Long-period comets usually come from the Oort Cloud. Science > Astronomy 08/27/12
2 Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 04/07/12
3 Proxima Centauri is discovered in 1915. Science > Astronomy 02/11/12
4 Venus' axial tilt is 177.3 degrees, the reason for its seemingly retrograde rotation. Science > Astronomy 11/08/11
5 Betelgeuse is also known as Alpha Orionis. Science > Astronomy 06/13/11
6 The center of the Andromeda Galaxy is a supermassive black hole. Science > Astronomy 12/01/10
7 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter in 1994. Science > Astronomy 11/19/10
8 Earth has a 23.5 degree tilt. Science > Astronomy 05/09/10
9 Sometimes Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune. Science > Astronomy 05/09/10
10 A cosmic year, or a galactic year, is the time it takes for the Sun to revolve around the center of the Milky Way. Science > Astronomy 04/04/10
11 Pluto has has three known moons (as of September 2009): Charon, Nix and Hydra. Science > Astronomy 03/30/10
12 Two rovers successfully landed on Mars in 2004; the second was Opportunity on January 25. Science > Astronomy 11/07/08
13 The first rover to successfully land on Mars was Sojourner, which landed July 4, 1997. Science > Astronomy 11/05/08
14 Two rovers successfully landed on Mars in 2004; the first was Spirit on January 4. Science > Astronomy 11/03/08
15 The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius. Science > Astronomy 11/01/08

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