Facts About Space

Let’s explore the outer world with these fascinating facts.

  1. Uranus the gas giant planet of our solar system is tilted on its side.
  2. Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that have no moon.
  3. The biggest volcano is present on Mars which is Olympus Mons 374 miles (602 km).
  4. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system, having temperature about 462° Celsius.
  5. The second brightest object in the night sky is Venus.
  6. Saturn is the flattest planet in our solar system.
  7. Our solar system is 4.57 Billion year old
  8. day on Mars is as long as 176 days of Earth.
  9. The speed of sun is too fast. It travels at a speed of 220 km per second.
  10. 99.86% of the mass of whole solar system is occupied by Sun.
  11. The weight of Sun is 330,000 times more than of the Earth.
  12. The total volume of Sun is 1.4 x 1027 m3
  13. Earth is the only planet not named after God.
  14. The footprint on Moon would not disappear as there is no atmosphere on moon.
  15. United States is larger than the Pluto.
  16. There are more than 1600 volcanoes on Mars.
  17. Triton, the Neptune moon orbit the planet backwards.
  18. The no. of stars present in the universe are more than grains of sand present in the world.
  19. 70 sextillion stars are visible from Earth through telescope, that is 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
  20. The largest manned object ever send into space is The  International Space Station
  21.  International Space Station is 109 meters long and third-brightest object in the night sky.
  22. About 5% of the universe is visible from the Earth.
  23. Floating water can be found in space.
  24. Andromeda Galaxy is the closest galaxy to us which is approximately 2.5 million light-years away.
  25. Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon.
  26. Mars has the longest valley in our solar system which is Valles Marineris (4,000 km) long.
  27.  Our galaxy, The Milky Way galaxy is approximately 13.6 billion years old.
  28. There is complete silence in the space as their is no atmosphere.
  29. First spacecraft that visit Mercury was The Mariner 10.
  30. At a rate of 1.6 inch (4 cm) per year moon is moving away of Earth.

Have you enjoyed these fascinating facts about space? Let me know how do you feel by reading these facts.

 

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