Space Facts

The name for the planet Pluto was proposed by Venetia Burney in 1930. And she was just an 11-year-old school girl back then

A teaspoon of neutron star weighs more than everybody on earth combined

The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface

Lightning is extremely hot: a flash can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun’s surface

The hacking group Anonymous believes that NASA is on the verge of announcing proof of alien life

The winterline is a phenomenon unique to Mussoorie (India) and parts of Switzerland, caused by the refraction of sunlight at a particular angle, and visible from mountain areas with a long, clear view of a valley towards the west. The phenomenon can be seen at sunset, as the sun drops behind a false horizon creating a grey and mauve strip

We have discovered more about the universe using tools that harness light then nearly any other piece of scientific apparatus

Because of its unique tilt, a single night on Uranus lasts for 21 years

Tan really shows that the skin is trying to protect itself from sun damage. Sun damage can lead to premature aging (wrinkles!), eye damage, and skin cancer. Even “indoor tanning” is not without risk. Tanning beds and lamps can expose you to even more harmful ultraviolet (UV) light than the sun does

Three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago

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