Mar 18, 2021

Random Thursday

Time to go back to Shane Carley's True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t and learn more bizarre facts about space! I mean space is pretty huge as it is, there's got to be more than 100 bizarre facts!

(image borrowed from Emoji Island)

In space, no one can hear you scream! Since space is an air vacuum, there's no molecules to vibrate for us to perceive. 


So basically all those battles in Star Wars and Star Trek would be silent instead of pew pew pew!  

(image borrowed from NASA)

Since the moon has no atmosphere or wind, it's nearly impossible for the astronauts' footprints to ever disappear. The only likely way for the dust to be disturbed is via impact.

That's insane!

(image borrowed from Space)

Olympus Mons is the largest mountain in the solar system and is actually a volcano on Mars. It stands 85,000 feet above the Martian plains.

Dude, that's awesome!

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

Since Earth has irregularities in its rotation, a "leap second" has to be inserted to the coordinated universal time.

Yeah...that kind of confused me...

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

UY Scuti is estimated to have a solar radius that is 2,708 times greater than the sun, its volume is almost 7 billion times greater than the sun. If it were to be superimposed over the solar system it would engulf everything within the orbit of Jupiter. Some scientists believe it could even be larger! 

Dang! That's pretty huge! Lol.

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