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Planet Facts: A full day on the moon, from one sunrise to the next, lasts about 29.5 Earth days on average.


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Planet Fact: The Earth's core is about as hot as the sun.


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Facts about Planet: Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing.


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Fact about Planet: Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide).


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Planet Information: The original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing were erased and re-used by mistake.


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Information about Planet: Between 100 to 300 tonnes of cosmic dust enter the Earth's atmosphere each day.


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Planet Facts: Your eyes can get sunburned.


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Planet Fact: The year 2015 will be one second longer than usual because of the slowing of the Earth's rotation.


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Facts about Planet: Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth.


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Fact about Planet: Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid, liquid and vapour.


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Planet Information: The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.


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Information about Planet: The Sun accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.


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Planet Facts: The American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun.


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Planet Fact: Mars is about half the size of the Earth.


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Facts about Planet: Of the six flags planted on the moon five of them are still standing.


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Fact about Planet: The Moon is not round, but egg shaped.


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Planet Information: Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.


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Information about Planet: There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.


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Planet Facts: 1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star.


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Planet Fact: If you drilled a tunnel straight through the Earth and jumped in, it would take you about 42 minutes to get to the other side.


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Facts about Planet: If the Sun were the size of a beach ball in Space, then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.


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Fact about Planet: Since at least the time of Pythagoras in 500 BC, no educated person believed the Earth was flat.


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Planet Information: Lightning strikes Earth about 100 times per second or 8.6 Million times per day


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Information about Planet: Mars has the tallest known mountain on a planet of our Solar System, with a height of 22 km (14 mi).


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Planet Facts: 40% of the earth's land is in 6 countries.


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Planet Fact: In 1997, three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.


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Facts about Planet: There is high speed Internet on the moon: 19 MBPS.


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Fact about Planet: Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022.


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Planet Information: A year in Mars has 687 earth days.


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Information about Planet: Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.


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Planet Facts: Earth days are getting longer by 1.7 milliseconds every century.


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Planet Fact: Our galaxy probably contains at least 2 billion planets like Earth.


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Facts about Planet: Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee on the moon.


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Fact about Planet: As passengers on Earth, we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66,600 mph (107,182 km/h).


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Planet Information: There are more living organisms in a teaspoonful of soil than there are people on earth.


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Information about Planet: The Earth lost 40% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, according to the WWF.


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