Here are some Amazing facts about space

  • Saturn could float on water because it is mostly made of gas.
  • If you place a pinhead-sized piece of the Sun’s core on the Earth, you would die from standing within 145 km (90 miles) from it. Why? Basically, it contains a wack ton of energy, and it’ll blow up like a freaking nuclear bomb.
  • Only 5% of the universe is made up of normal matter, 25% is dark matter and 70% is dark energy.
  • Neutron stars are so dense that a teaspoon of them would be equal to the weight of the entire Earth’s population.
  • The Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon but is 400 times further away from Earth making them appear the same size.
  • The star Lucy in the constellation Centaurus is a huge cosmic diamond of 10 billion trillion trillion carats.
  • Venus,on the other hand, does not have any seasons at all.
  • 1 year on Mercury consists of less than 2 days on Mercury.
  • Helium is the only substance in the universe that cannot be in solid form.It can’t be cold enough.
  • The pistol star is the most luminous star known 10 million times the brightness of the Sun.
  • Saturn’s moon Titan has liquid oceans of natural gas.
  • All the planets are the same age: 4.544 billion years.
  • Because of the speed the Sun moves at, solar eclipses can last at most 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
  • Lunar eclipses, however, can last 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • All the coal, oil, gas, wood and fuel on Earth would only keep the Sun burning for few days.
  • A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.
  • When the Moon is directly above your head or if you stand at the equator, you weight slightly less.
  • Every year, the Moon is moving away from Earth by 3.8 centimeters.
  • The Moon spins around its axis in the same time it goes one lap around the Earth which makes us always see the same side of it.
  • The average galaxy contains “only” 40 billion stars.
  • While in space astronomers can get taller, but at the same time their hearts can get smaller.
  • Mars surface is covered with iron oxide (rust).
  • Only half a billionth of the energy released by the Sun reaches Earth.
  • Of the over 20 million meteors that are observable every day only one or two reach the surface of Earth.
  • The closest black hole to Earth is only 1.600 light-years away.
  • Any free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere due to surface tension.
  • Neutron stars can rotate up to 500 times in 1 second.
  • The largest structure found in the universe is the Sloan Great Wall, a super cluster of galaxies 1.37 billion light-years wide.