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How many planets are visible from Earth with the naked eye?

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How many planets are visible from Earth with the naked eye?

Observing the Night Sky:

Humans have been observing the night sky and its celestial bodies for centuries. Celestial bodies include stars, moons, and planets. The solar system that the Earth belongs to has 7 additional planets and one dwarf planet.

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There are five planets that humans can observe without the use of a telescope. These planets, in order from closest to the sun, are Mercury, Venus,...

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Planets of the Solar System: Orbits & Visibility

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