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16 The Sun is a star. Science > Astronomy 07/18/08
17 Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 07/30/08
18 Mercury has no moons. Science > Astronomy 09/02/08
19 Halley's Comet can be seen from Earth every 75-76 years. Science > Astronomy 09/14/08
20 In the Solar System, the main asteroid belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. Science > Astronomy 09/19/08
21 The Perseids is a prolific meteor shower that is associated with Comet Swift-Tuttle. Science > Astronomy 09/23/08
22 Callisto is one of Jupiter's moons. Science > Astronomy 10/02/08
23 Sunspots are regions of lower-than- average temperatures that are associated with intense magnetic activity. Science > Astronomy 10/28/08
24 The second brightest star in the night sky is Canopus. Science > Astronomy 11/01/08
25 The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius. Science > Astronomy 11/01/08
26 Two rovers successfully landed on Mars in 2004; the first was Spirit on January 4. Science > Astronomy 11/03/08
27 The first rover to successfully land on Mars was Sojourner, which landed July 4, 1997. Science > Astronomy 11/05/08
28 Two rovers successfully landed on Mars in 2004; the second was Opportunity on January 25. Science > Astronomy 11/07/08
29 Pluto has has three known moons (as of September 2009): Charon, Nix and Hydra. Science > Astronomy 03/30/10
30 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

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