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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
Now, researchers have found these three planets have a very low chance of harboring life.
But over the past few decades, scientists have discovered that some of the solar system’s far-flung planets, including Jupiter and Saturn, have moons with liquid oceans.
Cyndee Fox-Starr, a Native American cultural educator and member of the Ottawa, Omaha and Pottawattamie tribes, called on those present to protect the planet.
That heat is shrinking the ice sheets at the planet’s north and south poles and causing the oceans to expand.
After months of anticipation since news broke that the watch had been rediscovered after years of floating under the radar, one of the most highly sought-after timepieces on the planet is finally going up for sale at Phillips Auction House.
The dog-sized deer only live in the Lower Keys, where the planet’s last herd now number between 600 and 800.
But on a more serious note, this is the President of the United States, the most powerful man in the world with the biggest audience on the planet, using his social media account to publicly attack a single employee for her right to free speech.
The planet in question, Niburu [sic/sick burn, NASA], doesn't exist, so there will be no collision.
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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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