These 10 Amazing Facts about Universe Will Blow Your Mind

1. The galaxy of which we are a part, The Milky Way, is actually whirling rapidly, spinning our sun and all its other stars at around 100 million km per hour.

via GIPHY
 

 

2. One problem with working out the age of the Universe is that there are stars in our galaxy which are thought to be 14 to 18 billion years old – older than the estimated age of the Universe. So, either the stars must be younger, or the Universe older.

3. If you fell into a black hole, you would stretch like spaghetti.

via GIPHY
 

 

4. A day in Mercury lasts approximately as long as 59 days on earth.

via GIPHY
 

 

5. Though it is impossible to smell space directly or through a spacesuit, astronauts report that upon returning from a spacewalk, their gear smells distinctively like seared steak, hot metal, and arc welding fumes. The source of this odor could be byproduct from dying stars, the traces of which can be found throughout the universe.

via GIPHY
 

 

6. Astronomers have estimated that 275 million stars are born and die throughout the observable universe each day.

via GIPHY
 

 

7. The full cost of a spacesuit is about $11 million although 70% of this is for the backpack and the control module.

via GIPHY
 

 

8. About 3,000 stars are visible to the unaided eye on a clear moonless night. About 100,000 stars can be seen using a small telescope. There are an estimated one hundred billion (100,000,000,000) stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.

via GIPHY
 

 

9. The stars we see in the night sky are very far away from us, so far the star light we see has taken a long time to travel across space to reach our eyes. This means whenever we look out into the night and gaze at stars we are actually experiencing how they looked in the past.

10. A year on Venus is shorter than its day.

Venus is the slowest rotating planet in our Solar System, so slow it takes longer to fully rotate than it does to complete its orbit. This means Venus has days that last longer than its years.

via GIPHY
 

 

The short URL of the present article is: http://sciabc.us/t5C4q
Help us make this article better
About the Author:

Team ScienceABC is the handle of a team of engineers and science graduates who come up with brilliant ideas every now and then, but are too lazy to sit at one spot to complete an article, and dread the idea of being considered ‘regular writers’.

.
Science ABC YouTube Videos

  1. Hawking Radiation Explained: What Exactly Was Stephen Hawking Famous For?
  2. Current Vs Voltage: How Much Current Can Kill You?
  3. Coefficient Of Restitution: Why Certain Objects Are More Bouncy Than Others?
  4. Jump From Space: What Happens If You Do A Space Jump?
  5. Does Earth Come To The Same Spot Every Year On Your Birthday?
  6. Bird Strike: What Happens When A Bird Strikes An Aircraft?
  7. Google Maps Secrets: How Exactly Does Google Maps Work?
  8. 10 Things About The Solar System Your Teachers Never Told You

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.