Image Exploring Our Solar System

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Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

As Saturn goes around the Sun, its tilt lets us see different parts at different times. This tilt also makes seasons on Saturn.

Many people ask, “Who discovered the planets?” Well, people have always known about Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. They kind of look like stars, but they don’t move in the sky exactly like the stars do, and ancient people noticed this. Greek people from long ago called these objects “planetes.” The word planetes meant “wanderers.” ...

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