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What are the rings of Saturn?

Saturn’s rings probably consist of chunks of icy rocks, which hurtle around the planets equator in four plat rings. Twirling with its gleaming rings’ like a top in space.  Saturn is one of the most beautiful planets in our sun’s family.  No other planet has such rings. The rings are believed to consist of countless …

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What is a light-year?

Space is so vast that astronomers don’t use miles to measure how far stars are away from us.  The numbers of miles would be so large that you would have a difficult time using them. Instead, astronomers use what they call “light-years” to measure great distances.  A light-year is the number of miles that light …

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What is a milky way?

If you have ever looked at the sky on a clear night, then you have probably seen a milky-looking path of light across the sky.  This is the Milky Way. It is actually the light from many billions of stars, most of which are too far away to be seen as separate stars. The huge …

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