The universe! The place that holds our Earth, our solar systems, and billions of planets and stars. It is a place that we try to explore, try to explain, but have many years to go in terms of exploration and knowledge of the universe.
In this article, you will learn crazy, wonderful facts about the universe.
Fact #1: There are over 200 moons in our solar system.
Fact #2: The hottest planet in our solar system is Venus.
Fact #3: Driving at a speed of 75 mph, it would take 258 days to drive around Saturn’s rings.
Fact #4: We only ever see the same side of the moon.
Fact #5: On Venus, it rains acid.
Fact #6: The first drink consumed in space was Coca-Cola in 1962.
Fact #7: On the moon, there is no wind.
Fact #8: The sunset on mars is the color blue.
Fact #9: The weight of the moon is 81 heavier than the moon.
Fact #10: There is no weather and no wind on Mercury.
Fact #11: Gravitational pull is how scientists calculate the weight of a planet.
Fact #12: Hally’s comet can be seen once every 75 years. You can see the comet again in 2061.
Fact #13: In space, if two of the same type of metal are floating about, and they touch, they will be bonded together forever.
Fact #14: There is no exact number for the number of stars in the universe.
Fact #15: The largest amount of water was found in space. There is a vapor cloud that holds for more than 140 trillion Earth’s oceans.
Fact #16: A neutron star, a star formed during a supernova, spins 600 times per second.
Fact #17: Saturn’s moon, Lapetus, has one side of its surface covered in ice, and the other side that remains dark.
Fact #18: Uranus not only spins on its side but is the only planet in our solar systems that spins sideways.
Fact #19: Mars is home to a volcano that is three times the aisle of Mount Everest!
Fact #20: Australia in diameters, is wide than the moon.
Fact #21: The International Space Station provides astronauts with recycled water. The water goes through an 8-day purification system.
Fact #22: It takes approximately 45 minutes to put on a spacesuit.
Fact #23: Each spacesuit costs approximately 12 million dollars. That’s an expensive outfit.
Fact #24: In the Milky Way, Saturn is the second-largest and yet lightest planet as it is mostly made of gases.
Fact #25: Mercury is fast. Superfast. It orbits the sun 40 000 mph faster than Earth does. Therefore, a year on Mercury is 88 earth days.
Fact #26: Buzz Lightyear went to space! The figure traveled among the International Space Station for 15 months.
Fact #27: Sound travels through space, even when it’s just a low frequency.
Fact #28: Neptune’s moon, Triton, not only orbits Neptune, but it orbits backward, and no one knows why.
Fact #29: Gravity on Mars pulls less, therefore, a human is lighter weight on Mars than on Earth.
Fact #30: A day on Mars is 24h, 30min, 35 sec, therefore it would take 687 days to rotate the sun on Mars.
Fact #31: You cannot use a normal pen in space, as gravity pulls against the ink, you must use a special pen.
Fact #32: After years of research in the universe, it is estimated that there are several billion other galaxies in the universe.
Fact #33: There was another human inhabitable planet found in 2011 called Kepler 22, however, it is 600 light-years away. We may not be able to travel that far yet.
Fact #34: There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand throughout all of Earth’s surface.
Fact #35: Jupiter is the most volcanic planet in our solar system, with not only hundreds of active volcanoes, but volcanos large enough to shift 250 miles into its atmosphere.
Fact #36: Mars has two extreme temperatures, super-hot and super-cold, depends what side you are on.
The universe is full of endless learning opportunities. The more we learn about the universe, the more we learn about our Earth and our future.
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