17 March 2012

Weekend Fun: 15 Things You Didn't Know About Outer Space

Did you know that by it's most accurate definition, there are only 14 known black holes? Or that the moon moves away from Earth each year? Or that Saturn if put in a big enough pool, would float? Well, here are some other things about the Universe and of outer space that would be fun to know.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Outer Space
1. There are more than 100 Billion Galaxies in the Universe
2. The Sun is the largest object in the solar system.
3. The moon is drifting away from the Earth.
4. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system.
5. Saturn, the second largest planet is the lightest in the solar system.
6. Most asteroids lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
7. By the most accurate definition, there are 14 known black holes.
8. It is a myth that the Great Wall of China is the only manmade object visible from space.
9. The Big Dipper is an asterism, not a constellation
10. The darkest space with absolutely nothing around would be about 2.7 Kelvin
11. Death by Outer space
12. In a vacuum, metals will instantly adhere by simply touching them together.
13. Astronauts can't burp in space
14. In outer space, all free moving liquid will form a sphere
15. Your screams won't be heard in space.


15 Things You Didn't Know About Outer Space
Stars Discovered Producing Complex Organic Compounds
Scientists Discover Huge Cloud of Water in Outer Space
Sun Unleashes X-Class Solar Flare
MIT News: Rare Earth Element Tellurium Detected in Stars
Scientists Reminisce as Voyager Leaves Solar System
Eta Carinae: Studying the Great Eruption
NASA Debunks End of World by Supernova Scenario
3 Small Planets Discovered Outside Solar System
VLT Survey Telescope (VST) Captures Powerful Images of Galaxies