20 Rare and Amazing Facts
Rare Space Facts – Top 20
Space facts presented below are a selection of current facts of modern science that are simply mind-puzzling, and equally astonishing. Here at Science Facts, we are delighted to deliver our Top 20 list in no particular order – enjoy!
The highest temperature in the universe…
The highest temperature in the universe that matter could exist at, equals to 142 decillion Centigrade (142,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 C). It’s called Planck Temperature, above which conventional physics break down.Temperature, above which conventional physics break down.
The Coldest Temperature In The Universe…
Quantum gas goes below Absolute Zero (-273.15 C) which was considered to be the coldest temperature ever possible.
The farthest galaxy ever discovered to date is MACS0647-JD. It lies 13.3 billion light years away and was picked up by the Deep Space Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
Alien Planets And The Possibility Of Life
NASA believes that at least 21 exoplanets (one that orbits a star) discovered to date, could host alien life as they’re extremely similar to Earth. According to Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of alien suns.
Far From Home…
The farthest man-made object is Voyager 1 at about 12 billion miles away (it has messages for aliens on-board).
The Smallest Particle In The Universe
Neutrino is the smallest ever recorded particle in the universe. It has the smallest cross section of all – 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,001 m (WIMPs are supposedly even smaller, but were never seen).
The largest known structure in the universe
The largest known structure in the universe is Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall at 10 billion light-years across (it’s a huge group of galaxies forming a giant sheet-like pattern).
The Largest Star Discovered In The Universe
The biggest star discovered to date is VY Canis Majoris and 1 billion Earths could fit inside of it.
The Fastest Moving Objects In All The Cosmos
Tachyons sub-atomic particles are reportedly the fastest moving things in the cosmos, though they are hypothetical and were never observed.
Neutron Stars Spin Really Really Fast
The fastest-spinning neutron star ever found, spins near the center of the Milky Way at 716 turns around its own axis per second.
Astronauts Are On A Diet
Each Space Shuttle astronaut is allotted 3.8 pounds of food per day (including the one pound of packaging).
Black Holes Distort The Mass Of Objects
A feather near a black hole would weight several billion tons due to the super-colossal gravitational pull.
The Odds Of Alien Life Being Out There Is Pretty Good…
There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on the Earth.
A Volcano On Mars Is Absolutely Massive
The biggest active volcano on Mars is 3 times bigger than Everest, and if it erupted it would have been heard from nearly 25,000 miles away.
Shining The Brightest
The brightest ever recorded event in the cosmos was a super-luminous supernova explosion at 400 billion times brighter than the Sun, which was observed in June this year.
Faster Than Fast…
The fastest speed ever achieved by NASA was Apollo 10 at 24,790 mph (approx. 32 x speed of sound, and 0.0037% of the speed of light – back in 1969).
An area of the Sun’s surface equivalent to a nickel would shine with the brightness of about 1,500,000 candles.
Dark Matter Is Everywhere
The universe is 68 percent dark energy and 27 percent dark matter, none of which has been observed by us.
Going To Space Is Not Cheap
The average cost to launch a Space Shuttle is about $450 million per mission. Elon Musk is working on this one.
Scientists Have Discovered The Biggest Black Hole Ever & It’s Size Is Mind Blowing
700 million light-years from Earth the black hole sits at the center of a galaxy called Holm 15A which is the brightest member of a cluster of galaxies called Abell 85. The black hole is the largest found at 40 billion times larger than the Sun.
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