Top Ten Mind Blowing Facts About the UniverseOur observable universe is one of the most fascinating things to talk and think about. Here, I will be listing some facts about our universe that just blew my mind.
Although our beloved planet seems really big to us, compared to the observable universe, it's basically like a dust mite next to a skyscraper.
Universal Time is also known as Greenwich Mean Time, and many believe it's measured by some special clock. However, it is actually measured by the position of the stars in the sky.
The position of stars equals Universal Time.
Dark matter can be trapped in massive objects, and there may very well be over 10 trillion dark matter particles in each cubic centimeter of Earth's crust.
That's pretty surprising, considering that it's what we breathe in.
Because of microgravity, the ink wouldn't flow to the ball.
A Sharpie would still work.
On Mars, the sunlight interacts with iron-filled dust rather than oxygen, scattering low-frequency red light through the atmosphere during the day. At sunset, this red light is filtered away, causing the atmosphere to have a blue glow.
That's just a single galaxy! If only one galaxy contains that many stars, imagine all of the stars in every galaxy combined!
The observable universe refers to the parts of the universe that scientists have been able to see and study. It could be much, much larger, and it probably is.
This is true because of the presence of gravity, even in the smallest degree, everywhere in space.
Considering how tiny sand grains are, and the vast number of beaches and the amount of sand on them, that's pretty crazy.
It takes 88 Earth days for Mercury to revolve around the Sun, but 176 Earth days for it to rotate on its axis.
This is interesting because the Moon is usually portrayed as being a round sphere. Although it does look a bit like a lemon when it's in its waning or waxing gibbous phase.
One year on Mercury is a long time, so this is pretty crazy.
This is like the one about Mercury. Pretty cool.