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1 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
2 As of 2006, Pluto was declared not a planet, but a dwarf planet. Science > Astronomy 07/14/08
3 Betelgeuse is also known as Alpha Orionis. Science > Astronomy 06/13/11
4 Callisto is one of Jupiter's moons. Science > Astronomy 10/02/08
5 Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crashed into Jupiter in 1994. Science > Astronomy 11/19/10
6 Earth has 1 moon. Science > Astronomy 05/20/08
7 Earth has a 23.5 degree tilt. Science > Astronomy 05/09/10
8 Earth is the third planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 05/15/08
9 Halley's Comet can be seen from Earth every 75-76 years. Science > Astronomy 09/14/08
10 In the Solar System, the main asteroid belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. Science > Astronomy 09/19/08
11 Jupiter has 63 moons. Science > Astronomy 05/23/08
12 Jupiter is the Roman name for Zeus. Science > Astronomy 07/02/08
13 Long-period comets usually come from the Oort Cloud. Science > Astronomy 08/27/12
14 Mars has 2 moons. Science > Astronomy 05/23/08
15 Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 05/20/08

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