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Examples of planet in a Sentence
our collective responsibility to conserve the planet and its natural resources for future generations
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And, to give you a chance to show your love for our coastline,environmental group Heal the Bay is gathering thousands of locals to clean up during the largest single-day volunteer event on the planet.
Yet even compared to recent storms, Harvey is unprecedented—just the kind of weird weather that scientists expect to see more of as the planet warms.
The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even here in sub-Arctic Alaska the rate of warming is high.
Bubbles inside contain greenhouse gases from Earth’s atmosphere—including carbon dioxide—from a time when the planet’s cycles of glacial advance and retreat were just beginning, potentially offering clues to what triggered the ice ages.
A film centered entirely on Tatooine seems a little dull for the Star Wars universe—but the powers that be could probably come up with a reason for Obi-Wan to (temporarily) leave the planet, incorporating a few more dynamic settings.
The composer used Kepler's scales that the astronomer assigned to the planets in his theory relating music to planetary movement.
Both of our cosmic orgasmic energy will be aligned with the planets.
As the world warms, the president’s war on science—and on the planet—may prove more central to his legacy than to any political intrigues with Russia.
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Did You Know?
Planet goes back to ancient Greek planēt- (literally, "wanderer"), which is derived from "planasthai," a Greek verb which means "to wander." The name "planet" was originally applied to any of seven visible celestial bodies which appeared to move independently of the fixed stars - the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. In the 17th century, "planet" began to be used specifically of the rocky or gaseous bodies that orbit around the sun - a definition which excluded the moon and, obviously, the sun, but included the Earth and, as they were discovered, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union developed a narrower definition of "planet," effectively demoting Pluto to the status of a "dwarf planet," a celestial body that is spherical and orbits the sun but is not large enough to disturb other objects from its orbit.
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