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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
When this light hits soil, pebbles, grass, cement or any other material that covers our planet, part of it bounces back.
Now that the system has been calibrated, the new GRACE satellites can begin studying the Earth's gravity in unprecedented detail, giving scientists a deeper understanding of the moving parts of our planet.
Of the planet’s top 30 countries in GDP, 14 are European.
Four-time Tour champion Chris Froome has been accused of taking so much asthma medicine at last year’s Vuelta a España that the air on his home planet must be albuterol mist.
Full-of-himself Thor gets banished to our humble little planet and creates quite a stir.
The hotel will orbit our planet every 90 minutes, resulting in about 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours.
Advertisement Here are some recycling dos and dont's to help you and our planet.
Researchers think a lower temperature on our planet is unlikely—maybe a smidge lower with unusual conditions.
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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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