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How did the planets get their names?

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Most planets got their names from Roman gods.

  • Mercury - the messenger-Hermes
  • Venus - goddess of beauty-Aphrodite
  • Mars - god of war-Ares
  • Jupiter - god of lightning-Zeus
  • Saturn
  • Uranus - god of the sky-Uranus
  • Neptune - god of the sea-Poseidon
  • Pluto - god of the underworld-Hades

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