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Mercury, the planet nearest the Sun, is the second smallest planet in the solar system. Only ...Read more
Fair but inhospitable Venus, a "Sister" planet to the Earth that is very different from our ...Read more
Earth, our home planet, is a beautiful blue and white ball when seen from space. ...Read more
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Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. When approached from afar, its fantastic ...Read more
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, has the most spectacular set of rings in the solar system. ...Read more
Uranus, the seventh planet from the Sun, has its spin axis almost in the plane of its orbit ...Read more
Neptune, the eighth and furthest planet from the Sun, is a very cold place. Its bluish color ...Read more
In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) approved a new classification scheme for ...Read more
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xLoess : An aeolian sediment formed by the accumulation of wind-blown silt and lesser and variable amounts of sand and clay that are loosely cemented by calcium carbonate. Loess is usually homogeneous, highly porous, and is traversed by vertical capillaries t
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Near the Earth’s equator is where you could find some of the warmest places on Earth. But it wasn’t always like that. It used to be cold at the equator, so cold that ice formed on land and in the ocean....Read more