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Examples of planet in a Sentence
our collective responsibility to conserve the planet and its natural resources for future generations
Recent Examples of planet from the Web
That’s farther than all the sun’s planets and even the Kuiper belt.
But these aren't exoplanets, which are planets found outside of our solar system.
The game followed Jade, an investigative journalist and martial artist, who worked with resistance fighters to reveal a planet-wide alien conspiracy.
Starfield's reveal trailer began with a cinematic look at a planet's edge in space, followed by a floating satellite in its vicinity that is abruptly ripped through time.
So the real problem is the health of the planet and the health of the humans.
When the Voyager 1 swung by Jupiter in 1979, scientists got their first glimpse of lightning on the solar system’s biggest planet.
Finding a habitable planet in the nearest star system is an ongoing quest.
In contrast, the Surinamese operation sometimes resembles a fictitious planet.
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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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