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Interesting Scientific Facts about the Universe (24 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   21 Jul 2014   / 9902 views

A day on Venus is longer than a year.
33 light years away there is an exoplanet completely covered in burning ice.
About 275 million new stars are born everyday.
According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal, and welding fumes.
According to researchers, the center of our galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum.
Each year the moon moves 3.8 cm further from the Earth.
Earth has over 8,000 pieces of space junk orbiting around it.
Earth’s rotation is slowing at a rate of about 17 milliseconds a century.
Far beyond Neptune, there may be an object the size of Earth orbiting the sun.
If you could compress the Earth down to the size of a marble, it would collapse on itself and become a black hole.
If you could put Saturn in a bathtub it would float.
If you cry in space the tears just stick to your face. The first astronaut to test this was a total pussy.
It recently captured the most distant photograph of Earth.
One spoonful of matter from a neutron star would weigh about a billion tons.
In comparison, the largest planet on Mars is larger than Mount Everest and Mauna Kea combined.
It’s also so wide that if you were standing on the edge of its caldera, the base of the volcano would be over the horizon.
The sun makes up 99% of the mass of the solar system.
The Milky Way galaxy has four spiral arms, not two as depicted in pop culture.
It takes a photon, on average, 170,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface.
Then it takes just 8 minutes from the suns surface to your eyes.
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the most distant human-made object from Earth.
There is a diamond floating our galaxy that is bigger than Earth.
There is a planet called HD189733b where it rains glass sideways.
There’s a gas cloud in the constellation of Aquila that contains enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.






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Comments (4):

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zaldhie 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
And somewhere in this world there's an idiot pulling a door that says ''PUSH''.
       
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User201 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
yet calling the door stupid
       
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So much derivative pop bullshit it hurts.

Also #15 "In comparison, the largest planet on Mars is larger than Mount Everest and Mauna Kea combined"

>largest planet on Mars

Alrighty then.
       
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nohelpneeded 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#4 According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal, and welding fumes

Is that because the vacuum of space is pulling their internal organs out through their nose as they stick their nose into space to "get a sniff"?
       














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