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Amazing Facts About Space You Didn't Know

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020, 8:05 pm

1.The Sun

The sun is the largest entity in outer space. It may look small when it's shining up above, but it contains about 99% of the solar system's total mass. Scientists say that the temperature of the sun's interior is 27,000,000 degrees F and its surface is 11,000 degrees F. Just imagine all the marshmallows you can roast with that type of heat.

2.100+ Billion Galaxies

If you wanted to count all of the galaxies in space, you'd probably pass out from exhaustion or die. There are more than 100 billion galaxies in outer space. The largest galaxies have more than 400 billion stars. In addition to that, there are 100 billion stars in the Milky Way.

3.Saturn is the Lightest Planet

Saturn might be the second largest planet in our solar system, but it does have a title that the other planets do not have. Saturn is actually the lightest planet in outer space. The density of Saturn is so low that if you put it in the ocean, it would float.

4.The Moon Drifts

It's a beautiful thing to see the moon at night. The moon is always on the move. It is said that the moon moves 3.8 cm away from the earth every year. And it's because of the moon's movement why the earth's movement has slowed down. Better catch a view of the moon while you still can.

5.Asteroids between Jupiter and Mars

Asteroids may come and go, but they seem to have made a home between Jupiter and Mars. Experts say that most asteroids lie between the orbits of the two planets. In the grand scheme of things, that isn't very far from Earth. Luckily, on average, asteroids only hit the earth once every 100,000 years.

6.14 Black Holes in Space

For years it's been said that there is only one Black Hole in outer space, but there are more than that. Scientists have discovered that there are at least 14 Black Holes. The closest Black Hole, Cygnus X-1 is 8,000 light years away. A Black Hole is not detectable, as it absorbs light.

7.The Big Dipper is Not a Constellation

The Big Dipper has always been seen as a constellation, but that couldn't be further from the truth. The Big Dipper is actually a rather minor part of something called the Ursa Major. Ursa Major is the real constellation, while The Big Dipper is an asterism. So the next time you see The Big Dipper, you know exactly what to call it.


8.Items Touch Instantly In Space

Don't bring metal items into space that have no business being near one another because chances are, they'll find their way next to one another. In space, if two flat clean surfaces of similar metal composition come into contact with one another, they will adhere together instantly. And when that happens, good luck trying to separate them.

9.No Burping

Astronauts must be riddled with gas when they come back to earth. While some people have to burp after their meals, astronauts do not have that luxury. People cannot burp in space. The reason for this is because gravity is too low and liquids do not separate from gases in the stomach, so burping is not possible.


10.Liquids Form Spheres

Liquids pour out in streams when you're on planet earth, but that's not the case when you're in outer space. It is a known fact that when a person pours out a liquid, it turns into a sphere-like substance. Experts say that it turns into this shape due to surface tension and low gravity.

11.No Screams Heard In Space

No horror movies can be filmed in outer space. Screams can be heard from miles away on earth. But when it comes to being in outer space, screaming is as silent as a field mouse. So if you ever find yourself in trouble while on a voyage in space, save your breath and try not to scream.


12.You Need A Space Suit At All Times

Space suits are not fashion-forward. They look heavy and hot, but those abominations to fashion are a necessity in space. If a person is ever exposed to the vacuum of space and they do not have a suit on, holding your breath could be fatal. Experts say that sudden decompression would cause your lungs to rupture.


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