Space science can be a rich source of information that is necessary for those that have a niche in this field. Space facts can be fascinating. What is more, space science is seen as exciting topics in itself. If you are one of the space science students who is looking to enriching your knowledge about the space facts, then this article will benefit you big time.
Firstly, let us see facts about the snow that falls on planet Mars during fall. It has been proven that snows are generated on the upper atmospheres of planet Mars. These snows will become vapor before landing on the surface.
Many space science scholars postulate that planet Mars for a long time had large amounts of water on its surface. This kind of hypothesis is based on the fact that there are extensive but scattered water bodies existing on the valleys and canyons of this particular planet.
Then there is the unique Saturn’s ring. Its circumference is estimated to be 500,000 miles. But what is even more surprising is that the ring is about a foot thick.
The moon that keeps rotating planet Earth is another spectacular phenomenon. Facts about Earth’s moon was first recorded in 1968. The Apollo 8 Aircraft was the first space aircraft that left the Earth and started orbiting around the moon. Other space aircrafts were later sent from Earth’s space to the moon’s orbit; such as Britain’s Black Arrow.
Many studies have shown that the moon moves away from the Earth a rate of 2.5 cm every year. Notwithstanding the fact that there are a lot of scientists that have conflicting reports on this rates. Some researchers claim that the actual rate is 34 cm per year, but the most credible one is the former rate.
What is more interesting is the fact that the astronauts cannot burp in space. In fact, it was discovered that 20 seconds worth of fuel remained on the Apollo 11’s Lunar Module tank before it landed on the moon.
Then there is comet that crosses the space after a long but regular period. Its trail seems to get attracted to the sun as it moves across space.
It is a known fact that the astronauts get taller while in space. And they get a lot shorter when in outer space.
In fact, the largest meteorite recorded in the earth’s history was found in Hoba, Namibia and weighed 60 tons. And some of the large asteroids have their orbiting moon.
The Earth revolves around the sun at a rate of 66,700 miles per hour. On average, the planet Saturn is 886 million miles away from the Sun.
On average, the density of planet Saturn in less than that of water, though this fact can be a bit misleading. It is postulated that the reason for this is the fact that Saturn’s atmospheric gases are way lighter as compared to the Earth’s. An object weighing 100 pounds on Earth will weigh 116 on Saturn.