There are so many interesting facts about space that are out of this world that you can share with family and friends.
The first awesome fact about space is that it is completely silent. Unlike Earth which has atmosphere, Mars does not have air or gases that permit sound to travel. In addition, sound cannot be found on space because of lack of molecules to vibrate.
There are so many stars in the universe that are uncountable and no one knows the exact number. The universe is estimated to have 10 trillion galaxies and when that number is multiplied by the milk ways estimated 400 billion stars, then you a very large number of stars that is uncountable.
There is a possibility that there is life on Mars. In order for life to thrive, there needs to be water and there are some research that have proven presence of a long supply of water in Mars. With the aim to determine whether life ever evolved on Mars, NASA conducted some research and found fossils of tiny living things recovered in a rock.
Neutron stars which are the smallest and densest stars in the universe can spin as fast as 600 times per second. Besides, after they are born from a core collapse star explosion, they are able to rotate up to 60 times per second. These stars have a radius of 10 km and they have a mass greater than that of the sun.
An interesting fact about space is that there are thousands of other planets and not just the eight commonly known ones. The planets which are outside the solar system are referred to as exo-planets and are in an orbit that is around a different star. Astronomers have confirmed at least 1800 new planets but most of them are hot gas and are not habitable like planet Earth.
The other pretty amazing fact is that one million earths would be required in order to fit the size of the sun. The sun which is at the center of the solar system takes up a large proportion of the whole solar system. It can therefore be able to accommodate millions of Earth’s.
On Venus, a single day is longer than an entire year. This means that it takes 244.7 Earth days for Venus to rotate on it axis just once. However, it takes 243 days to rotate on its axis which is less compared to Earth’s 365.
When astronauts go to space, they do not use their feet to walk because the skin of the feet may peel off. This is because they wear the socks for a few days and the skin of the feet becomes soft and flakens off.