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These Awesome Facts About Space Will Leave You In Awe.

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Space: The undiscovered country. The final frontier. The last vestige of explorers. And, yes, the setting of Star Trek.

Space is the biggest enigma and, despite the fact that it literally encircles us, it”s the one we blow off the most. When was the last time you sat around and pondered how you”re sitting on a planet at the center of the largest “ocean” in existence?

We did some. These 19 jaw-dropping facts about space might only have you wanting more from the universe. Simply don”t attempt to construct your own Starship Enterprise or anything of the kind. They”re not actual… though.

1. It requires a proton close to 170,000 YEARS to travel from the surface, and centre of the sun to the then just 8 minutes to reach Earth.!

It takes a proton close to 170,000 YEARS to travel from the center of the sun to the surface, and then only 8 minutes to reach Earth.

2. Spaghettification is what scientists call the effect of stretching out like spaghetti and falling through a black hole. Seriously.

Spaghettification is what scientists call the effect of falling through a black hole and stretching out like spaghetti. Seriously.

3. The sun encompasses up 99.8% of the mass of our solar system, which is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg.

The sun encompasses up 99.8% of the mass of our solar system, which is 1,989,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg.

4. Every 14-15 years, some of Saturn”s rings seemingly vanish due to their comparative thinness to the planet”s body.

Every 14-15 years, some of Saturn

5. Footprints on the moon would continue forever if it weren”t for meteoroids, asteroids, and the like. There”s no wind to disturb them.

Footprints on the moon would last forever if it weren

6. More solar energy reaches our atmosphere every 1.5 hours than we used in all of 2001 combined.

More solar energy hits our atmosphere every 1.5 hours than we used in all of 2001 combined.

7. There”s a star trapped in the glare of a supernova for the previous 21 years. Given the supernova is 11 million light years away though, it”s quite old news.

There

8. If you subscribe to the Bing Bang Theory (which was essentially shown in recent experiments), then we”re all made from stardust. Every time there was a supernova, newer, more complicated atoms were created. These are carbon atoms, which is what we”re composed of.

If you subscribe to the Bing Bang Theory (which was  basically proven in recent experiments), then we

9. Scientists supported that dung beetles use the Milky Way to browse. Scientists found the beetles have the ability to transfer their dung balls in a straight line when it’s overcast when the sky is clear, but cannot.

Scientists confirmed that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate. Scientists noticed that the beetles are able to move their dung balls in a straight line when the sky is clear, but cannot when it is overcast.

10. There”s an asteroid like Saturn in our solar system that’s rings called Chariklo.

There

11. Jupiter is 2.5 times larger than all other planets in our solar system combined.

Jupiter is 2.5 times bigger than all other planets in our solar system combined.

12. A gas cloud has enough ethanol (alcohol) to fill 400 trillion pints of beer.

A gas cloud has enough ethanol (alcohol) to fill 400 trillion pints of beer.

13. Something the size of Mars probably collided with Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, creating the moon.

Something the size of Mars likely collided with Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, creating the moon.

14. Our seven fellow planets could fit end to end within our Moon”s orbit around Earth.

Our seven fellow planets could fit end to end within our Moon

15. As of this writing, we identified 1822 new planets outside our solar system in the last 20 years

As of this writing, we identified 1822 new planets outside our solar system in the last 20 years alone.

16. Astronomers found a giant ring around Saturn in 2009. At a diameter of 300 Saturns end to end, scientists consider the source of the substances originate from Saturn”s moon, Phoebe, which orbits within the ring.

Astronomers discovered a giant ring around Saturn in 2009. At a diameter of 300 Saturns end-to-end, scientists believe the source of the materials originate from Saturn

17. There are not any sounds in space, or at least none you could hear. At best, a couple atoms might have the ability to hit on your ear drums.

There are no sounds in space, or at least none that you can hear. At best, a few atoms might be able to hit your ear drums.

18. A hexagonal cloud 20,000 miles in diameter exists at Saturns north pole.

A hexagonal cloud 20,000 miles in diameter exists at Saturns north pole.

19.) Space sounds super creepy. Listen to this for yourself…

(via BuzzFeed)

Congratulations! You now understand more about space than 99.7% of the world. Simply don”t point out factually incorrect parts of sci-fi movies when observing it with buddies. They may dislike you for it.

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