interesting facts Universe

SHARE

interesting facts Universe:

interesting facts Universe




  • The sun shrinks five feet every hour



  • If you were standing on Mercury the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth



  • Jupiter is the fastest rotating planet which can complete one revolution in less than ten hours



  • The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 km long



  • Pluto is the only planet in our solar system that has not been visited by a spacecraft



  • In proportion if Jupiter were a basketball then the sun would be the size of the Louisiana Super Dom



  • Neptune was the first planet in our solar system to be discovered by mathematics



  • The sun is approximately 149 million km from the Earth



  • The word comet comes from the Greek word kometes meaning long hair and referring to the tail



  • There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars



  • The first fruit eaten on the moon was a peach



  • Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side



  • One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years



  • The largest volcano known is on Mars known as Olympus Mons 370 miles wide and 79000 feet high is almost three times higher than Mount Everest



  • Astronomers once believed a planet named Vulcan existed between Mercury and the Sun



  • By weight the Sun is 70% hydrogen , 28% helium 1.5 % carbon , nitrogen and oxygen and 0.5 % all other elements



  • It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to the earth




  • Hydrogen is the most common atom in the Universe



  • A galactic year is 250 million Earth-Years . This is the time it takes for out solar system to make one revolution around the Milky Way Galaxy




  • It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to orbit the sun





SHARE
  • submit to reddit
  • 0 comments: