What are some mind-blowing facts about the universe?
Mind-Blowing Facts About the Universe!
There is no doubt that the Universe is an overwhelming place. But even with all its glory and grandeur, the universe is also somehow strange. And our infinite universe continues to fascinate. Almost every day.
So let’s know about 6 mind-blowing facts about the Universe which surrounds us!
A year on Venus is shorter than a day on Venus
The planet Venus needs 225 earth days for the orbit of the sun and is, therefore, faster than our blue planet. However, in order to turn completely around its own axis, the celestial body needs 243 earth days. Hence, a year on Venus is shorter than a day on Venus.
The largest asteroid in the solar system is 530 kilometers in diameter.
The asteroid called Vesta is actually 530 kilometers in diameter. For comparison: That corresponds roughly to the airline between Berlin and Vienna.
A footprint that will last forever
There is no wind or water erosion on the moon, so the tracks and footprints left by the moon landing are most likely visible forever. Unless a meteorite hits the moon and covers the tracks. Incidentally, this is not as unlikely as it might sound at first.
The volume of the moon compared to the volume of the earth.
To make the comparison clearer: Compared to Earth, the moon has roughly the same volume as the Pacific Ocean.
Our planet is tiny
Before the previous fact leaves you in the mistaken belief that our blue planet is comparatively large, we correct this assumption: If the sun were as big as a normal front door, the earth would be as big as a 5-cent piece by comparison. In fact, more than a million piles of earth can fit in the sun.
It’s raining gold
Ok, gold was a lie. But: It is actually raining diamonds on the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Hailstones from diamonds are formed when continuous thunderstorms convert methane into soot (carbon), which when falling hardens first into graphite and then into diamond lumps. The largest diamonds have a diameter of about one centimeter.
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