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Scientific facts you may be suprised to know ?
Scientists estimate that they may be 10,000,000 to a 1,000,000,000 Black Holes in our galaxy not just Sagittarius A.
The Earth rotates at 1,000 mph and is also travelling around the sun at 67,000 mph add to that the speed at which we travel through space at 430,000 mph.
Space is completely silent.There is no atmosphere in space, which means that sound has no medium or way to travel to be heard. Astronauts use radios to stay in communication while in space, since radio waves can still be sent and received.
There are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand on Earth
There may be a planet made out of diamonds.As space facts go, this is pretty impressive. Research by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet called 55 Cancri e — which has a radius twice Earth’s, and a mass eight times greater – may have a surface made up of graphite and diamond. It’s 40 light years away but visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Cancer
If two pieces of the same type of metal touch in space they will permanently bond.This incredible fact is also known as cold welding and it happens because the atoms of two pieces of metal have no way of knowing they are separate. This doesn’t happen on Earth because of the air and water found between the pieces.
There is floating water in space. Astronomers have found a massive water vapor cloud which holds 140 trillion times the mass of water in the Earth’s oceans somewhere around 10 billion light years away – making it the largest discovery of water ever found.
Jupiter has 79 moons and counting
The Observable Universe is estimated to be 93,000,000,000 light years across. 1 light year is 5,878,499,810,000 miles.
Speed of light, speed at which light waves propagate through different materials. In particular, the value for the speed of light in a vacuum is now defined as exactly 299,792,458 metres per second or 186,000 Miles per second.