19 Awe-Inducing Space Facts That Will Make You Feel Really Small
Earth really is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.
The sun makes up 99.8% of the mass of the solar system.
There’s a gas cloud in the constellation of Aquila that holds enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
We’ve found over a thousand planets outside our solar system just in the last 20 years.
Interstellar space sounds kind of eerie.
All the other planets in the solar system could fit between Earth and the moon.
It takes a photon, on average, 170,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface.
Saturn's rings sort of vanish every now and then.
Saturn has a huge extra ring that was only discovered in 2009.
There's a hexagonal cloud at Saturn's north pole.
There's an asteroid called Chariklo in our solar system that has rings, like Saturn.
More solar energy reaches Earth's surface in an hour and a half than we used in the whole of 2001.
If you fell into a black hole you'd get stretched out like spaghetti.
Undisturbed, footprints would last forever on the moon.
A star was recently discovered that had been lost in the glare of a supernova for 21 years.
Dung beetles can use the Milky Way to navigate.
We are all made of stardust.
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