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36 Facts About the Universe

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.

 

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Fun Facts About Our Solar System

Moon fact: There are over 200 moons in our solar system. 

Neptune Fact: Neptune’s moon, Triton, not only orbits Neptune, but it orbits backward, and no one knows why.

Mars Fact: Mars has two extreme temperatures, super-hot and super-cold, depends what side you are on.

 Mars Life:  A day on Mars is 24h, 30min, 35 sec

Planet Fact:: The hottest planet in our solar system is Venus.

Saturn’s Rings: Driving at a speed of 75 mph, it would take 258 days to drive around Saturn’s rings.

Earth Fact: From the Earth, we can only ever see the same side of the moon.

Venus Fact: On Venus, it rains sulfuric acid.

Moon Fact: Australia is wider than the moon’s diameter.

Moon Weather: On the moon, there is no wind.

Mars fact: The sunset on mars is the color blue.

Earth Fact: The weight of the Earth is 81 heavier than the moon.

Jupiter Fact: 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.

Mercury Fact: There is no weather and no wind on Mercury.

Mercury Fact: Mercury is fast. Superfast. It orbits the sun 40 000 mph faster than Earth does. Therefore, a year on Mercury is 88 earth days.

Saturn Fact: Saturn’s moon, Lapetus, has one side of its surface covered in ice, and the other side remains dark.

Uranus Fact: Uranus not only spins on its side but is the only planet in our solar system that spins sideways.

Mars Fact: Mars is home to a volcano that is three times the size of Mount Everest!

Mind Blowing Facts About The Iniverse

Star Fact:: There is no exact number for the number of stars in the universe.

Water In Space: The largest amount of water was found in space. There is a vapor cloud that holds more than 140 trillion Earth’s oceans.

Neutron star fact: A neutron star, a star formed during a supernova, spins 600 times per second.

Comet Fact: Halley’s comet can be seen once every 75 years. You can see the comet again in 2061. In 240 BC astronomers started tracking their sight in China and recorded its passing in 164 BC.

Universe Fact: After years of research in the universe, it is estimated that there are several billion other galaxies in the universe.

Milky Way Galaxy Fact: In the Milky Way, Saturn is the second-largest and yet lightest planet as it is mostly made of gases.

Fun Facts About The Universe

Space Exploration: The first drink consumed in space was Coca-Cola in 1962.

Physics Fact: Gravitational pull is how scientists calculate the weight of a planet.

 

Space Physics: Sound travels through space, even when it’s just a low frequency.

Space Costs: Each spacesuit costs approximately 12 million dollars. That’s an expensive outfit.

Humans In Space:: The International Space Station provides astronauts with recycled water. The water goes through an 8-day purification system.

Physics Fact: Gravity on Mars pulls less, therefore, a human is lighter weight on Mars than on Earth.

Gravity Fact: You cannot use a normal pen in space, as gravity pulls against the ink, so you must use a special space pen.

Habitable Planets: There was another human-inhabitable planet found in 2011 called Kepler 22b, however, it is 600 light-years away. That means that to get there we need to go at the speed of light, and it will take us 600 years!

How many stars are there: There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand throughout all of Earth’s surface.

Interesting Facts About The Universe

Space Travel Fact: It takes approximately 45 minutes to put on a spacesuit.

This lengthy process assures the maximum safety of astronauts and may cause death. NASA has suit shortages during 2017. Only 11 suits have been built and some have already been built years before.

Physics In Space: In space, if two of the same type of metal are floating about, and they touch, they will spontaneously fuse together in a process called “cold welding”.

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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