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In astronomical terms, revolution refers to a revolving around an axis outside the object, in this case the solar orbit of a planet - the completion of one period of which is called the planet's year. (Mostly because of axial tilt this also brings about the seasons.) By contrast, the rotation about an axis going through the object (spin) brings about the planet's day.

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Q: What happens because of a planet's revolution?
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