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25 Facts About SPACE And Space EXPLORATION You Might Not Have Realized

May 16, 2017

Space is a crazy place. Although space and space exploration are often featured in our science fiction dramas and movies, most of us don’t really know much about it. Space is a mysterious place filled with things that we don’t understand like black holes, radiation, and asteroid belts.
For as long as humanity has been around, space has played an important role in our lives. In fact, space and the stars have played a significant role in shaping the world today as we know it. Without the stars, sailors would not have been able to navigate on the open seas, causing trade and exploration to be severely crippled. It’s crazy to think about, but countries in the Americas and Australasia would probably have looked significantly different without their European influence. Although that is an interesting thought experiment, it is not the topic of today’s conversation. In this list we are going to be taking a closer look at that profound, black darkness that is always hanging over our heads.
In spite of our near constant fascination with space, there are still many things left to discover about it. And although that is the job of scientists, these are 25 Facts About Space And Space Exploration You Might Not Have Realized!

25 Facts About Space And Space Exploration You Might Not Have Realized | List25

There is a water reservoir in deep space that holds 140 trillion times all of the water on Earth.

Scientists at NASA have actually discovered stars that are cool enough to touch.

After Earth, Venus’s clouds are possibly the most habitable spot for humans in the Solar System.

Tortoises orbited the moon before humans because the Russians sent them there to test one of their probes.

The footprints left by the astronauts on the moon will stay there forever (or at least until something happens to the moon) because there is no atmosphere and therefore no wind.

The Germans were actually the first to go into space with their V2 rocket.

Speaking of going into space, typically space is seen to begin at 100km above the surface of the Earth. This is known as the Kármán line. This is the point where the atmosphere becomes too thin to support aeronautical flight because an aircraft would have to surpass orbital velocity in order to achieve sufficient lift.

You can cry in space but your tears won’t fall. They’ll just…stay there. And then float away.

The first creatures conceived in space were cockroaches. The Russians reported that they grew faster and stronger than their Earth bound counterparts.

In space, the skin on the bottom of your feet starts to peel off because you are not walking around (the skin becomes soft due to not being used, so astronauts have to be careful when taking off their socks otherwise bits of skin will start floating around the ship!)

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