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Myth debunked: Does the earth's distance from the sun cause seasons?
Description: Our lives revolve around the seasons. They change the weather, amount of sunlight, rainfall and how plants and animals behave: in short our daily habits are defined by it. These all important seasons all depend on how far the earth is from the sun - wrong. The distance between the earth and sun does not vary much. The myth originates from a misunderstanding about the shape of the earth's orbit. [Source: Times of Malta]
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Source: Times of Malta
Publish Date: 4/23/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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