12 Fascinating Facts About Space

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Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behavior of space and time, but where these entities come from. While we can't really explain the origin of Space, these facts can still blow your mind.


1
One million Earths could fit inside the Sun.

2
The Sun will one day be about the size of Earth.

3
The full cost of a spacesuit is about $11 million although 70% of this is for the backpack and the control module.

4
A day in Mercury lasts approximately as long as 59 days on earth.

5
Beside the sun, Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with a surface temperature of over 450 degrees Celcius.

6
Light from the Sun takes eight minutes twenty one seconds to reach Earth.

7
Because of lower gravity, a person who weighs 200 pounds on earth would only weigh 76 pounds on the surface of Mars.

8
99% of our solar system's mass is the Sun.

9
If two pieces of the same type of metal touch in space, they will bond and be permanently stuck together.

10
The largest asteroid ever recorded is a mammoth piece of space rock named Ceres.

11
Each time you see a full moon you always see the same side.

12
Footprints and tyre tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.