Space. It is a must for everyone to know about space. A little at least? The reason for this article is one of my friend (Who is stupid to an other level) when having a conversation about space asked me a question. Do we really float in space? and i had to explain about the few stuff that i know about space. I hope this article makes people want to know more about space. Let’s get into it then?
Phenomenal facts about space!
1. The footprint that lasts forever.
The footprints left by Apollo astronauts on the moon is going to last forever. The reason for this is because the moon doesn’t have an atmosphere. So there’s no wind or rain or any external factors which is going to effect the footprint. The marks left by the spaceships too are going to remain there for a very long time unless you go there and do something about it.
2. Deafening silence!
You cant hear anything in space. Absolutely nothing! even if you shout out loud (provided you are not in a space suit and somehow manage to survive that is). Reason for this? Sound needs a medium to travel. Water, air is a medium but in space? there’s nothing and hence you cant hear anything. The astronauts use radio. Radio waves can travel through space.
3. Space is not far.
The general perception is that space is far away. The space programs and the overwhelming things about space makes people think that its unreachable. But in reality space is just around 100 kms away. You travel straight up and you reach space. Now makes you wonder how much you travel to work everyday right?
4. Are you short? Then visit space to become taller.
You heard me right. Space makes you taller say maybe by 5cms. As there is no gravity, your spine straightens and you will stop slouching which in turn makes you taller. Desperate to increase your height? anyone?
5. No crying when in space.
People cant cry in space. Well technically you can but your tears will never fall and stick to your face. Wanna beat up someone and not make them cry? you know exactly where to go! (psst! We couldn’t find a picture of an astronaut crying in space.)
6. Floating clouds of water!
A huge reservoir of water vapor has been discovered and its about 140 trillion times more than what our earth has to offer! Its the largest ever discovered but the catch is its just 10 billion light years away!
7. Floating cloud of alcohol.
The Sagittarius B2 cloud contains huge reserves of alcohol. Around 10 billion billion billion liters of alcohol! That’s a lot of billions! It’s located almost around the center of our galaxy and it takes 26,000 light years to get there. Imagine the hangover we could have because of all that drinking!
8. We are constantly moving!
Milky Way our galaxy is moving at a rate of 225 kms per second. Add to this its travelling at a speed of 305 kms per second. A total of 530 kms per second! Which means you are about 19,000 kms away from where you were in just a minute. Don’t let anyone call you slow ever again.
9. The Past!
When you look at stars in the sky you are actually looking at the past of those stars. Because light takes time to travel (1079252848.8 kph to be exact). So for the light of those stars to reach our eyes has taken a lot of time and at this point of time they may not be the same or they might not be there anymore! The light from the sun takes 8 minutes to reach us.
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