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1.  Our galaxy is called the Milky Way.

2.  There are eight planets in our solar system.  They are :  Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.

3.  There is a super massive black hole right in the middle of the Milky Way Galaxy that is 4 million times the size of the Sun.

4.  The Earth orbits the Sun at 66,700 miles per hour.

5.  There are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe.

6.  The largest galaxies contain nearly 400 billion stars.

7.  There are over 20 million meteors ,that can be seen with the naked eye, every day.

8.   The light hitting the earth right now is 30 thousand years old.

9.  The moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth.

10.  If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together.

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