Space Facts that will Captivate you

  • The universe is constantly expanding.
  • Our solar system is 4.6 billion years old.
  • Scientists believe the Earth will be destroyed by celestial phenomena in the next billion years. (Good thing we won’t be around by then.)
  • The universe is made up of roughly 68% dark energy, 27% dark matter, and 5% normal matter.
  • It would take 450 million years for a modern spacecraft to reach the center of our galaxy.
  • Space refers to the expanse between the earth and other celestial bodies.
  • Stars and galaxies are formed from concentrated matter and other particles in space.
  • If a star passes too close to a black hole, it can get destroyed.
  • Prolonged exposure to microgravity (lesser force of gravity in space) can cause muscular dystrophy and bone loss in humans.
  • Dark matter comprises 90% of outer space – no one can tell what it is or what it does.
  • Distance in space is measured in light-years.
  • A light-year refers to the amount of distance light can cover in a year.
  • We can only see 5% of the universe from Earth.
  • Space is only 62 miles away.
  • There are three main types of galaxies in space: elliptical, spiral & irregular.

 

  • Humans have explored outer space more than the ocean: only 5% of the ocean has been discovered.
  • Space smells “sulfuric,” like gunpowder or welding fumes.
  • Tears don’t fall in space. All “free” liquids will float in a spherical shape.
  • Your limbs will float when you sleep in zero gravity.
  • Pluto is smaller than the U.S.
  • The sun contains over 99% of the mass in our galaxy.Saturn’s rings are 175,000 miles long and 3,200 feet thick.
  • Scientists detected a radio signal in space from 5 billion light-years away.
  • The sun contains over 99% of the mass in our galaxy.
  • Venus is the hottest planet.
  • Scientists detected a radio signal in space from 5 billion light-years away.

 

 

  • We always see the same side of the moon.
  • Jupiter has the most moons.
  • It snows metal and rains acid on Venus.
  • Coca-Cola was the first soft drink consumed in space.
  • Astronaut stool has to be transported back to Earth via spacecraft.
  • The moon moves 4cm away from the Earth every year.
  • The Earth weighs 81 times more than the moon.
  • If two pieces of the same type of metal touch in space, they will bond permanently.
  • The largest discovery of water ever found was in outer space.
  • Some U.S. astronauts drink recycled urine, sweat, and bathwater in space.

 

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