There’s so much to know about the solar system, space, and the galaxy we don’t even know! Space is vast. With billions of galaxies planets within our solar system that are yet to be discovered or comprehended, science’s understanding of space is constantly growing.
However, there are some amazing things we have learned about space today! We’ve put together a list of the top 10 incredible facts that we hope you’ll consider being amazing!
1. SPACE IS Silent
There isn’t any atmosphere in space, which implies that sound doesn’t have a medium or method of travel to reach us.
2. THE HOTTEST PLANET IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM IS 450deg C.
Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. It has an average temperature of about 450 degrees C. Have you realized that Venus isn’t the planet closest to our Sun? It’s Mercury. It is reasonable to think that Mercury would be the hottest. However, Mercury isn’t surrounded by an atmospheric pressure (which controls temperature) which causes huge variations.
Also, read 50 Fascinating Facts About Sun!
3. A COMPLETE NASA Spacesuit costs $11,000,000.
The entire suite is an impressive $12 million 70 percent of that expense is for the control and backpack. But, the suits NASA employs were constructed in 1974. If they were priced in the current pricing, they’d be priced at around $150 million!
4. The Sun’s mass makes up 99.86 percent of the SOLAR SYSTEM.
The Sun is responsible for 99.86 percent of the mass of our solar system, with 330,000 times the size of Earth. Did you consider that Sun is composed of mostly hydrogen (three-quarters worth) and the remainder of its mass due to helium? If the Sun were to speak, would it sound loud and clear due to all the hydrogen?
5. One million hearts can fit inside the Sun
The Sun is big enough that around 1.3 million Earth could be accommodated (if squeezed into), or if Earths maintained their spherical form, 960,000 Earths would be fit. However, can you visualize the size of that many Earths?
6. There are more trees on Earth than STARS IN THE MILKY way
There are around 3 trillion tree species on Planet Earth and between 100 and 400 billion stars within the galaxy.
7. THE SUNSET ON MARS APPEARS BLUE
As colors become more dramatic during sunsets on Earth, sunsets on Mars, as per NASA, will appear blue to observers through the eyes of the Red Planet. The fine dust color makes the blue in the Sun’s southeastern sky appear more visible, and normal daylight makes the familiar red planet’s dust color visible to the human eye.
8. There are more stars in the Universe than GRAINS of SANDS ON EARTH.
The universe is far more expansive than the galaxy we live in, The Milky Way. This is why scientists cannot determine the number of stars in space. However, scientists estimate the universe contains approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, or a septillion. Although no one can measure every grain of sand found on Earth, the number of grains estimated by scientists at the University of the Hawaii University of Hawaii is approximately seven quintillion 5 hundred and quadrillion grain. That’s a massive castle of sand!
9. A DAY ON VENUS IS LONGER THAN A year.
Venus has an axis that rotates slowly, requiring 243 Earth days to finish its days. Venus’ orbit of Venus within the Sun is around 225 Earth days, which makes an entire year on Venus 18 days shorter than a single day on Venus.
10. THERE IS A PLANET MADE OF DIAMONDS
There’s a planet made of diamonds that are twice the size of Earth. The “super-earth,” also known as Cancri E, is probably covered with carbonite as well as diamond. If you were to visit the planet could cost an amount of $12,000,000 spacesuit required for travel!
Have you got a young one who loves to learn about the world?