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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
Instead of observing cold, dead blocks of ice, Dawn and New Horizons saw dynamic planets with signs of ongoing activity.
Viewed broadly, the field of American political consulting abroad represents an ever-shrinking planet, where global markets beckon.
So incredibly thankful for the MOST incredible man that has ever walked this planet.
On a planet covered by more than 70 percent water, countless coastal communities lack the means to develop agriculture—and more than 660 million people don't have access to clean drinking water.
And those people that run the show care about a little thing called planet Earth.
According to National Geographic, scientists predict that one of these strong storms will hit our planet tomorrow, September 8.
At Monarch Global Academy, learning begins the minute students walk into the main entrance, where they're immersed among the stars painted on the walls and planets dangling from the ceiling.
When a planet appears to be traveling backwards through the zodiac, it's called retrograde.
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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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