From planets covered in burning ice to diamonds bigger than our entire planet, these are 25 things you didn’t know about the Universe.
The sun makes up 99% of the mass of the solar system
There is a planet called HD189733b where it rains glass sideways
It takes a photon, on average, 170,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface.
Then it takes just 8 minutes from the sun’s surface to your eyes.
Far beyond Neptune, there may be an object the size of Earth orbiting the sun (look up Oort cloud)
There’s a gas cloud in the constellation of Aquila that contains enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
Dung beetles can use the Milky Way to navigate.
33 light years away there is an exoplanet completely covered in burning ice
If you could compress the Earth down to the size of a marble it would collapse on itself and become a black hole
About 275 million new stars are born everyday
Olympus Mons, the largest mountain in the universe can be found on Mars. It is 3 times the height of Everest and it basically sticks out of Mars's atmosphere
Its also so wide that if you were standing on the edge of its caldera, the base of the volcano would be over the horizon.
The Milky Way has four spiral arms, not two.
According to researchers, the center of our galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum
According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal, and welding fumes
Earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of about 17 milliseconds a century
A day on Venus is longer than a year
If you cry in space the tears just stick to your face.
There is a diamond floating in our galaxy that is bigger than Earth
One spoonful of matter from a neutron star would weigh about a billion tons
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the most distant human-made object from Earth
It recently captured the most distant photograph of Earth
Earth has over 8,000 pieces of space junk orbiting around it
Each year the moon moves 3.8 cm further from the Earth.
If you could put Saturn in a bathtub it would float
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