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16 The second brightest star in the night sky is Canopus. Science > Astronomy 11/01/08
17 Sunspots are regions of lower-than- average temperatures that are associated with intense magnetic activity. Science > Astronomy 10/28/08
18 Callisto is one of Jupiter's moons. Science > Astronomy 10/02/08
19 The Perseids is a prolific meteor shower that is associated with Comet Swift-Tuttle. Science > Astronomy 09/23/08
20 In the Solar System, the main asteroid belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. Science > Astronomy 09/19/08
21 Halley's Comet can be seen from Earth every 75-76 years. Science > Astronomy 09/14/08
22 Mercury has no moons. Science > Astronomy 09/02/08
23 Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. Science > Astronomy 07/30/08
24 The Sun is a star. Science > Astronomy 07/18/08
25 As of 2006, Pluto was declared not a planet, but a dwarf planet. Science > Astronomy 07/14/08
26 Neptune is the Roman name for Poseidon. Science > Astronomy 07/08/08
27 Jupiter is the Roman name for Zeus. Science > Astronomy 07/02/08
28 The closest star to Earth, besides the Sun, is Proxima Centauri. Science > Astronomy 06/29/08
29 Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in March 1781. Science > Astronomy 06/11/08
30 Jupiter has 63 moons. Science > Astronomy 05/23/08





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