John Boehner has the most amazing range of facial expressions on planet Earth.
Michael was the single greatest donor to charities of any man on the planet in history.
Made from Japanese paper and thread, her rebozo is a critique of the condition of the planet and human behavior, the artist said.
Went on to become one of the richest human beings on the planet and endowed more than 300 public libraries.
Does being around the most popular person on the planet make you popular, too?
Sun and all had the look of Maccadon—they probably still were on the planet.
You know the history of the original operation on this planet?
Yet is there house or city on the planet to-day that has not half a year's provisions laid in?
I know he's on Mendez; I just don't want to have to look all over the planet for him.
The planet consequently receives nearly three times as much light and heat in perihelion as in aphelion.
late Old English planete, from Old French planete (Modern French planète), from Late Latin planeta, from Greek planetes, from (asteres) planetai "wandering (stars)," from planasthai "to wander," of unknown origin, possibly from PIE *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" on notion of "spread out." So called because they have apparent motion, unlike the "fixed" stars. Originally including also the moon and sun; modern scientific sense of "world that orbits a star" is from 1630s.
A large celestial body, smaller than a star but larger than an asteroid, that does not produce its own light but is illuminated by light from the star around which it revolves. In our solar system there are nine known planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Because of Pluto's small size—about two-thirds the diameter of Earth's moon—and its unusual orbit, many astronomers believe it should actually be classed as a Kuiper belt object rather than a planet. A planetlike body with more than about ten times the mass of Jupiter would be considered a brown dwarf rather than a planet. See also extrasolar planet, inner planet, outer planet.
An object in orbit around a star. A planet does not give off its own light; rather, it shines by reflecting sunlight. Planets close to the sun are rocky. Those farther out consist mostly of gases and liquids.
Note: There are nine major planets, including the Earth, in orbit around our sun, along with many asteroids. (See solar system.)
Note: Scientists have discovered evidence for the existence of many planets that circle other stars.
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