The more you know …

Similar to the posts I wrote a while ago regarding interesting facts about the human body, I thought it might be entertaining to keep with this blog post topic idea and write posts depicting all sorts of different, random facts.

Again, I don’t really know why it is I enjoy reading random facts so much, but I always have. Plus, it is an advantageous thing to do as I often learn things in the process of reading random facts, and while I can’t recall the vast majority of them, a few tend to stick with me from time to time.

For today’s post, I thought it might be interesting to share some facts about space, and this information comes from Check it out.

  • “Mercury & Venus are the only 2 planets in our solar system that have no moons.
  • If a star passes too close to a black hole, it can be torn apart.
  • The hottest planet in our solar system is Venus.
  • Our solar system is 4.57 billion years old.
  • Enceladus, one of Saturn’s smaller moons, reflects 90% of the Sun’s light.
  • The highest mountain discovered is the Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars.
  • The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) was the first celestial object identified as being spiral.
  • A light-year is the distance covered by light in a single year.
  • The Milky Way galaxy is 105,700 light-years wide.
  • The Sun weighs about 330,000 times more than Earth.
  • Footprints left on the Moon won’t disappear as there is no wind.
  • Because of lower gravity, a person who weighs 220 lbs on Earth would weigh 84 lbs on Mars.
  • There are 79 known moons orbiting Jupiter.
  • The Martian day is 24 hours 39 minutes and 35 seconds long.
  • NASA’s Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) found evidence of water on the Earth’s Moon,” the web page states.

Check back tomorrow for some more out-of-this-world facts (I’m sorry, I had to).

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