10 Facts About Space And Space Exploration

Wednesday - 5 December, 2017

Space is a crazy place. Although space and space exploration are often featured in our science fiction dramas and movies, most of us don’t really know much about it. Space is a mysterious place filled with things that we don’t understand like black holes, radiation, and asteroid belts.

For as long as humanity has been around, space has played an important role in our lives. In fact, space and the stars have played a significant role in shaping the world today as we know it. Without the stars, sailors would not have been able to navigate on the open seas, causing trade and exploration to be severely crippled. It’s crazy to think about, but countries in the Americas and Australasia would probably have looked significantly different without their European influence. Although that is an interesting thought experiment, it is not the topic of today’s conversation. In this list we are going to be taking a closer look at that profound, black darkness that is always hanging over our heads.

In spite of our near constant fascination with space, there are still many things left to discover about it. And although that is the job of scientists, these are 10 Facts About Space And Space Exploration.

10. If you lived on the International Space Station, you would witness about 15 sunsets every day.

9. NASA sent part of Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree into space to.

8. In 1977, researchers received a signal from deep space that lasted 72 seconds. Known as the Wow! signal, it is the only radio transmission we have received that has appeared to be from an intelligent source. It was determined to have originated near the star Tau Sagittarii in the constellation Sag.

7. You can't burp in space. The liquids and gasses in your stomach don't separate in 0 gravity, so it would be more like acid reflux.

6. Although Saturn is the second biggest planet in the solar system, it's the lightest!

5. In space, metal objects stick together. This is due to a process known as

4. Costing $150 billion, the International Space Station is the most expensive structure ever built.

3. Astronauts grow up to 2 inches in space! This is because our spine elongates when there is less gravity.

2. NASA is developing 3D printed pizza for astronauts.

1. Without a space suit, a human could potentially last up to 90 seconds in space although you would almost certainly pass out long before then.

Wednesday - 5 December, 2017
10 Facts About Space And Space Exploration

Space is a crazy place. Although space and space exploration are often featured in our science fiction dramas and movies, most of us don’t really know much about it. Space is a mysterious place filled with things that we don’t understand like black holes,

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