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15 Fabulous and Fantastic Facts About Universe

Published by Anuradha Ramkumar in Science
January 3rd, 2010

How much do you know about our Solar System and Milky Way? Many of you would have known the famous quote of Carl Sagan about Universe? Let us look at some fantastic facts about universe. I am sure these are fabulous facts about Universe and are really amazing.

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Have you heard of this famous quote by Dr. Carl Sagan “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”? This quote is very much true. How much you know about Universe? I thought I knew at least 50 to 60%, but I was wrong. I knew only 10% about Universe. I found a few fantastic facts about Universe and would like to share them with you. These are really fabulous and amazing facts. Let us get into the facts.

1. What happens if sun stops to shine suddenly? You will be able to realize that sun has stopped shining only after 8 minutes as the time duration for the light from the sun to reach the earth is 8 minutes.

2. Do you know how many stars our galaxy holds? Our galaxy has about 100,000,000,000 stars. Therefore, one can see roughly about 3,000 stars even on a clear night.

3. Did you see the Halley’s Comet in the year 1986? I think none of us who saw the Halley’s Comet in the year 1986 will be able to see it again as Halley’s Comet will be seen every 76 years.

 Image via nationalgeographic

4. If you are in moon, your weight will be 1/6th of the weight in earth. For example, if you weigh 50 kg in earth, your weight on moon would be 8.333 kg. Isn’t this a nice way to reduce our weight? Just kidding…

5. Did you know that the magnetic poles of sun switches every eleven days? This is referred to as “Solarmax.”

6. Take a wild guess on how many earth can fit inside sun, Jupiter and Saturn. Sun can hold 1 million earth, Jupiter can hold 1300 earth and Saturn can hold 800 earth; isn’t this fact incredible?

7. Every year moon moves 3 cm away from our earth.

8. In North Pole, it is not possible to see the sun for 186 days.

9. All planets in the solar system moves from east to west except Venus.

 Image via tivas

10. Jupiter has the fastest moon. It revolves Jupiter within a span of 7 hours.

11. The life expectancy of sun is 11 billion years.

12. Every 250 million years, sun and other planets of our solar system orbits around the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

 Image via xixidu

13. It is found that Milky Way galaxy and Andromeda galaxy will collide roughly after 3 billion years.

  Image via fc08

14. Hottest planet of our solar system is Venus.

15. Brightest star that you would see during night is Sirius.

  Image via theshancreekgang

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18 Comments
  1. Posted January 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Great article.I have to agree that the best way to lose weight is on the moon.;)

  2. Posted January 3, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for this share!

  3. Posted January 3, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Very interesting article, thanks.

  4. Posted January 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I didn’t expect that a plain housewife could be a promising astronomer. Well done and my two thumbs up.

  5. Posted January 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Wonderful informative article.

  6. Posted January 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    @Deep Blue, Thank you for the excellent feedback. I can become an astronomer, right; that’s motivating.

  7. Posted January 3, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    @Deep Blue, Thank you for the excellent feedback. I can become an astronomer, right; that\’s motivating.

  8. Posted January 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Fantastic article! There’s so many interesting facts about the universe and so much to learn also :)

  9. Posted January 4, 2010 at 4:56 am

    great information

  10. Posted January 4, 2010 at 7:35 am

    very interesting facts n a marvelous article…loved going thru it n it made me acquire a huge amt. of knowledge..thnx for sharing…

  11. Posted January 4, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Andromeda and milky way will collide. Wow! This is so interesting. I have always loved astronomy. Thanks for making me feel all excited again.lol

  12. Posted January 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Thnk u my dear friends for taking the time to read my articles and giving constructive comments.

  13. Posted January 7, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Saying that you know 10% about everything in the galaxy is a wee bit of an overestimate, don’t you think?

  14. jeevan
    Posted May 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    mam, i think earth moves from west to east.

  15. Posted July 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Really wonderful facts about the galaxy, thanks for sharing!

  16. Posted April 15, 2011 at 6:00 am

    nice and well illustrated article….like it

  17. Posted April 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    very interesting

  18. Posted May 4, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Interessting!

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