Facts about Space

  • Space is completely silent
  • The hottest planet is 450 degrees
  • A Nasa space suit costs 12 million dollars
  • When somebody walks on the moon, their footprints will stay there for millions of years
  • The largest known asteroid is 965km wide
  • The sun’s mass takes up 99.86% of the solar system
  • It is estimated that 1 million earths could fit inside the sun
  • Mercury and Venus are the only 2 planets that doesn’t have any moons
  • The solar system is 4.6 billion years old and scientists believe that the solar system will last another 5000 million years
  • Neptune takes around 164.79 years (60,190 days) to orbit the sun
  • We know more about space then we do our deep oceans
  • Light takes 8.3 minutes to travel from the sun to the earth
  • If you were driving 75 miles per hour it would take you 258 days to drive around Saturn’s ring
  • Due to the lack of gravity, astronauts grow approximately 2 inches
  • In space, if someone was standing next to you and shouted in your ear they wouldn’t be able to hear you
  • Even though Saturn is the largest planet in the solar system, it is also the lightest planet!!

By Hannah Oxley

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