The word planet originates from the Greek word “planetes” which literally means “wanderer”.
Since before Babylonian times, our ancient forefathers lived their lives according to the movement of the planets. With the twelve constellations of the zodiac forming a backdrop in the sky, the constant and regular motions of planets make it possible for mankind to understand the cycles of nature. Planets have inspired both mythology and folklore and much of our daily lives are still linked with the skies.
Before telescopes only the sun, moon and traditional planets were visible to the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Eventually Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were discovered. Now, technology makes it possible to reach farther into space and new planets are being discovered more frequently. Whatever the future of space exploration, the sky's the limit!
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