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1 Venus' axial tilt is 177.3 degrees, the reason for its seemingly retrograde rotation. Science > Astronomy 11/08/11
2 Venus is the second planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 05/20/08
3 Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 04/07/12
4 Two rovers successfully landed on Mars in 2004; the second was Opportunity on January 25. Science > Astronomy 11/07/08
5 Two rovers successfully landed on Mars in 2004; the first was Spirit on January 4. Science > Astronomy 11/03/08
6 The Sun is a star. Science > Astronomy 07/18/08
7 The second brightest star in the night sky is Canopus. Science > Astronomy 11/01/08
8 The Perseids is a prolific meteor shower that is associated with Comet Swift-Tuttle. Science > Astronomy 09/23/08
9 The largest star in our solar system is the sun. Science > Astronomy 05/20/08
10 The largest planet in our solar system is Jupiter. Science > Astronomy 05/20/08
11 The first rover to successfully land on Mars was Sojourner, which landed July 4, 1997. Science > Astronomy 11/05/08
12 The closest star to Earth, besides the Sun, is Proxima Centauri. Science > Astronomy 06/29/08
13 The center of the Andromeda Galaxy is a supermassive black hole. Science > Astronomy 12/01/10
14 The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius. Science > Astronomy 11/01/08
15 Sunspots are regions of lower-than- average temperatures that are associated with intense magnetic activity. Science > Astronomy 10/28/08

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