Interesting Facts About The Universe,
The largest mountain in our solar system is on Mars.
Olympus Mons on Mars is the highest mountain on any planet in the Solar System. The mountain is a volcanic volcano (similar to the volcano found in the Highwind Islands) that is 26 kilometers high and spans 600 kilometers. To understand this scale, this mountain is about the nearest star from Earth is 4.2 light-years away. ree times the height of Mount Everest
The nearest star from Earth is 4.2 light-years away.
This means whatever the stars will see tonight, they were there at least 4 years ago (because the light took 6 years for the stars to reach your eyes).
You can’t cry in space, because your tears will never fall
A year on Venus is less than its day
Venus is the slowest rotating planet in our solar system, so it takes time to fully revolve at the speed it takes to complete its orbit. This means that Venus has days that last longer than her years. It is home to one of the most inaccessible environments imaginable, with continuous electronic storms, high CO2 readings, and is cloudy with sulfuric acid.
It is estimated that there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy
Our Sun is essential to us, the center of our solar system, and our source of light and energy, but it is just, one of the many stars that make up our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Current estimates suggest that there are about 400 billion stars sharing our galaxy. The artist’s concept above suggests that a dust disc may well appear around the baby star.
Space has floating water
Astronomers have found a huge water vapor cloud that holds 140 trillion times the Earth’s oceans about 10 billion light-years away. This is the biggest discovery of water so far.
The moon is moving away from the earth
Every year the Moon is flowing 3.8 cm away from the Earth. Scientists believe that eventually, the moon will exit Earth’s field of gravity. However, this will not happen for billions of years to come.
Jupiter’s red spot is shrinking
Jupiter’s red spot has been shrinking over the last few decades. The famous red spot is actually a giant spinning storm, which was able to fit three piles of earth. However, according to reports, now only one earth can be found in it.
The image of the first black hole is 3 million times the size of the Earth
The first black hole photo which was released in April 2019 shows the halo of dust and gas. It has been described as 310 million trillion miles from the earth. The picture was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of eight linked telescopes, and also due to the algorithm of programmer Katie Bowman.
Neutron stars are the fastest spinning objects known in the universe
Neutron stars are considered to be the fastest rotating object in the universe. Pulsar is a special type of neutron star that emits a beam of radiation that can be seen as a pulse of light in the form of a star. The rate of this pulse allows astronomers to measure rotation.
One teaspoon of neutron star weighs about one billion tons
Neutron stars spin incredibly quickly and are also incredibly dense. It is estimated, if you can collect one tablespoon of matter from the center of the neutron star, it will weigh about one billion tons.