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Way, way out into the solar system past Neptune is the Kuiper Belt. It’s full of icy objects that range in size and shape that move slowly around the Sun. Dwarf planets Pluto and Eris, which are smaller than the Moon, are floating way out in the in the Kuiper Belt. The planetoid Sedna also […]Read More What’s out there in the Kuiper Belt?
Venus is often called Earth’s twin, because of their similar sizes and locations relative to the Sun. However, there is a big thing that makes Venus very different from Earth: its atmosphere. Venus’s atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, while Earth’s is only 0.04%. This chemical composition causes such intense greenhouse effects that Venus is the […]Read More Earth’s “twin”
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