25 Facts About Space And Space Exploration You Might Not Have Realized

Posted by , Updated on February 3, 2017

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Space is a crazy place. Although space and space exploration are often featured in our science fiction dramas and movies, most of us don’t really know much about it. Space is a mysterious place filled with things that we don’t understand like black holes, radiation, and asteroid belts.

For as long as humanity has been around, space has played an important role in our lives. In fact, space and the stars have played a significant role in shaping the world today as we know it. Without the stars, sailors would not have been able to navigate on the open seas, causing trade and exploration to be severely crippled. It’s crazy to think about, but countries in the Americas and Australasia would probably have looked significantly different without their European influence. Although that is an interesting thought experiment, it is not the topic of today’s conversation. In this list we are going to be taking a closer look at that profound, black darkness that is always hanging over our heads.

In spite of our near constant fascination with space, there are still many things left to discover about it. And although that is the job of scientists, these are 25 Facts About Space And Space Exploration You Might Not Have Realized!

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25

There is a water reservoir in deep space that holds 140 trillion times all of the water on Earth.

waterSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Scientists at NASA have actually discovered stars that are cool enough to touch.

brown dwarfSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
23

After Earth, Venus's clouds are possibly the most habitable spot for humans in the Solar System.

earth, venusSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

Tortoises orbited the moon before humans because the Russians sent them there to test one of their probes.

tortoiseSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
21

The footprints left by the astronauts on the moon will stay there forever (or at least until something happens to the moon) because there is no atmosphere and therefore no wind.

MoonwalkSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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