Apr 22, 2021

Random Thursday

Time to dive back into True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley to learn more bizarre but true facts about space!

(image borrowed Wikipedia)

Buzz Aldrin happily claims to be the first man to pee on the moon.

Yeah, that wasn't what I thought he was going to say! Lol!

(image borrowed from Space.com)

We have vampire stars in our galaxy! Sometimes when two stars that are orbiting each other the more massive star will suck energy away from the other one. Drawing hydrogen away from the other, thus making the weaker star shrink.

That is so cool!

(image borrowed from Space)

There are galaxies moving away from us faster than the speed of light due to the fabric of the universe expanding.

(image borrowed from NASA)

It takes the sun 200 million years to make one orbit around the galactic center.

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

When on the International Space Station, astronauts will see the sun rise and set about 15 times a day! The ISS orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, which allows them to see this phenomenon!

That would be so cool!!

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