38 Facts About Universe That Will Boggle Your Mind

38 Mind-Blowing Facts About Universe

The universe is quite surprisingly vast and it is very difficult to know the extent of its complexities. With every passing day, new discoveries are made. Balls of burning gas and holes that trap light, there are many things that make this universe a phenomenal place.

Here are 38 Facts About Universe That Will Boggle Your Mind !

  1. In our solar system, there are eight planets, but there are several other planets outside our solar system. The majority of these planets discovered as hot gas giant planets.
  2. The sound has no way to travel in space due to the absence of atmosphere. The astronauts use radios to stay in communication in space.
  3. As outer space facts go, this is much impressive that there may be one planet out of thousand that is made up of entirely diamonds.
  4. Astronomers have discovered a lava-filled planet, which is mostly like the earth planet.
  5. Researchers have found that there is water reservoir floating in space which is equivalent to 140 trillions mass of water found on earth.
  6. It is estimated that there are billions of galaxies and astronomers use to estimate the number of stars within our galaxy, The Milky Way. So, it is quite impossible to count the number of stars due to the sheer size of space. 
  7. The international space station is about the size of a football field.
  8. Most astronauts become 2 inches taller in the space station.
  9. According to the astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal, and welding fumes.
  10. You can’t cry on space because your tears won’t ever fall.
  11. Some theories have proposed that every black hole contains a universe so it means that right now, we are in a black hole.
  12. Depending upon their mass, there are three types of black holes that are stellar, super massive and miniature.
  13. If you fell in a black hole, you would stretch like spaghetti. Black holes stretch anything that dare to close them.
  14. The nearest black hole to the earth is about 16,000 light years away.
  15. According to the Einstein theory of relativity, black hole slows down the time by its gravitational pull.
  16. There is a misconception about black holes that they suck. They are not cosmic vacuums. Suction is caused by pulling something into the vacuum, which they are not. Objects fall into them. 
  17. Light cannot escape from black holes due to their high gravitational force, but they emit radiation. Their existence first theorized by Stephen Hawking, so it is also called Hawking Radiation.
  18. Black holes can come into existence when stars collapse after death. They keep on growing by eating gas and dust around them.
  19. There are five dwarf planets that haven’t completed their orbit yet named Ceres, Huamea, Eris, and Make make. Pluto is recently classified as a dwarf planet.

  1. The largest moon in the solar system is Jupiter’s moon, “Ganymede”. If instead of Jupiter, it were orbiting the sun, it would not even the smallest planet.
  2. The edge of the solar system is 1000 times farther away than Pluto.
  3. Though mercury is the closest planet around the sun, but it is not the hottest planet, that most people point it as the hottest planet. Venus is actually a hottest planet, which is further away from the sun.
  4. It was considered that large objects could have moons or natural satellites. But in 1993, it was discovered that small bodies could also have moons.
  5. The weirdest moon of all is Uranus’s moon. It seems that it have been gusted apart and then put together again.
  6. The solar system formed around 4.6 billion years ago.
  7. The sun is no doubt, is an important part of our solar system. It gives us energy, light, and heat and makes everything work. The Sun is hugely massive with 99.9% of the entire mass of our solar system and other larger planets make up the rest.
  8. One of the solar system facts is that a day on mercury is a very long, equal to 58 days on earth.
  9. In our solar system, mercury is the least explored planet out of others.
  10. Light takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the sun to the earth.
  11. Earth is the only inner planet that has larger satellite, the moon. Mars has two tiny moons while Mercury and Venus have none.
  12. One-third of the earth’s land is partially desert.
  13. The earth was covered with giant mushrooms before trees were common.
  14. Earth would be the brightest planet from a distance because sunlight is reflected off the planet’s water.
  15. In the solar system, the earth is the only place where a total solar eclipse can happen.
  16. One of the cool facts about earth is that there are about 22,000 man-made objects orbiting around the earth. 
  17. Between 100 and 300 tons of cosmic dust enter the earth’s atmosphere daily.
  18. Oceans cover 71% of the earth surface.
  19. 63 earths can fit inside the Uranus.

So, these were some random facts about the universe and its objects. The need to explore this amazing world of planets, their systematic movement, and all the related objects was just to bring some interesting information to the readers. So don’t forget to share your reviews regarding this topic in the comment box.