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Junior Taamas
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With new space discoveries happening weekly,
it’s no surprise we wanted to write these 10
random & interesting facts about space!

Space facts are always interesting to learn!

As time goes by, technological advancements
have seen us learn more facts about space in
the past century than in all time before that.

We’ve literally searched the universe for the
most amazing space facts, including facts
about the planets in our solar system, moons,
the Milky Way, and beyond! We’re pretty sure
#10 will make you smile!

So, begin your journey through time & space,
and enjoy these 10 crazy facts about space!


Mercury & Venus are the only 2 planets in our solar system that have no moons.
See 1st picture below

In total, there are 176 confirmed moons that
orbit the planets in our solar system, with
some of them being bigger than Mercury itself!

If a star passes too close to a black hole, it can be torn apart.
See 2nd picture below

For 20 years, a team of astronomers observed
a star at the center of our galaxy orbiting a
black hole.

The star has now got close enough to the black
hole for “gravitational redshift” to occur which
is where the star’s light loses energy as the
black hole’s gravity intensified.

The hottest planet in our solar
system is Venus.

See 3rd picture below

Most people think that this would be Mercury,
as it is the closest planet to the sun.

However, Venus has a lot of gasses in its
atmosphere which creates a “Greenhouse
Effect” that causes a constant temperature of
864° Fahrenheit (462° Celsius) everywhere on
the plant’s surface.

Our solar system is 4.6 billion years old.
See 4th picture below

Well, give or take 30 million years(ish).
Accurately speaking, it is 4.571 billion years
old.

Scientists estimate that in about 5 billion
years, our Sun will expand becoming a Red
Giant.
In about 7.5 billion years its expanding surface
will swallow up and engulf the Earth.

Enceladus, one of Saturn’s smaller moons, reflects 90% of the Sun’s light.
See 5th picture below

Because Enceladus’ icy surface reflects sunlight rather than absorbing it, temperatures reach as low as -394° Fahrenheit (-201° Celsius).

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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
The highest mountain discovered is the Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars.
See 1st picture below

Its peak is 16 miles (25 km) high, making it
nearly 3 times higher than Mount Everest.

And not only is it tall, but it’s also 374,015 ft²
(114,000 m²) wide – that’s an area the size of
Arizona!


The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) was the first celestial object identified as being spiral.
See 2nd picture below

The grand, spiraling arms of the Whirlpool Galaxy are made up of long lanes of stars and gas, sprinkled with lots of space dust.

These arms act as star formation factories,
compressing hydrogen gas and creating
clusters of new stars.


A light-year is the distance covered by light in a single year.
See 3rd picture below

Light moves at the velocity of about 186,411
miles (300,000 km) a second.
So one light-year equates to roughly
5,903,026,326,255 miles!


The Milky Way galaxy is 105,700
light-years wide.

See 4th picture below

It would take a modern spacecraft
450,000,000 years to travel to the center of
our galaxy!

You can read more unbelievable space facts
with this list of Milky Way facts!


The Sun weighs about 330,000 times more than Earth.
See 5th picture below

It is about 109 times the diameter of Earth and
is so large the Earth could fit inside the sun
about 1,300,000 times over!

In fact, the sun is so gigantic that it contains
99.85% of all mass in our solar system.

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Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing Management
200Level, Nigeria.
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