Space Facts

Space Facts

There are 80 Space Facts!

2 days ago
In the year 1054 AD, there was an explosion in the sky so bright that it was visible for 23 days straight, even during the day.
15 days ago
In the last 7 years, humanity has discovered 43 potentially habitable planets.
2 months ago
Astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to observe canals on Venus, but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece on his telescope, he was in fact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye.
2 months ago
Earth is the only planet in our solar system that's not named after a god or goddess.
2 months ago
The ashes of the man who discovered Pluto are currently en route to dwarf planet, scheduled to arrive on the 14th of July, 2015.
3 months ago
If you were to cry in space, the tears would form a bubble in your eye until it's so big it moves to another spot on your face.
3 months ago
An international team of astronomers has spotted the farthest known gravitational lens and, as Albert Einstein predicted, it is a galaxy that deflects and intensifies the light of a much further object.
3 months ago
Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon.
3 months ago
Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, carried with him a piece of cloth and wood from the original 1903 Wright Flyer.
3 months ago
Scientists have confirmed that Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, has a watery ocean.
3 months ago
There is a mass reservoir of water floating in space that is 100,000 times bigger than our sun and holds 140 trillion times more water than all of our oceans.
3 months ago
There are 5 to 10 times more stars in the known Universe than there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches, but a single grain of sand has more atoms than there are stars in the known Universe.
4 months ago
The Sun and Moon appear to be the same size because the moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun, but 400 times closer to Earth.
5 months ago
If aliens located 60-65 million light years away from us, looked at earth through a really powerful telescope today, they would see dinosaurs!
6 months ago
Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago
6 months ago
There is a mysterious and loud radio signal known as 'the space roar' that has yet to be explained.
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