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Did You Know? - Space

  • Did you know each time you see a full moon you always see the same side
  • Did you know the longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes
  • Did you know Halley's comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062)
  • Did you know there is no sound in space
  • Did you know Mars appears red because it's covered in rust
  • Did you know Earth is the only planet not named after a god
  • Did you know if your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times
  • Did you know during a total solar eclipse the temperature can drop by 6°C (20°F)
  • Did you know a full moon is 9 times brighter than a half moon
  • Did you know the moon orbits the Earth every 27.32 days
  • Did you know the Moons diameter is 3,476km
  • Did you know Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise
  • Did you know the sun is 330,330 times larger than the Earth
  • Did you know every year the sun loses 360 million tons
  • Did you know fleas can accelerate 50 times faster than a space shuttle
  • Did you know over 500 meteorites hit the Earth each year
  • Did you know the Sun has a diameter of 1,390,176km (864,000miles)
  • Did you know 45% of Americans don't know that the sun is a star
  • Did you know all the planets in our solar system could fit inside Jupiter
  • Did you know an area of the Suns surface to the equivalent of a postage stamp would shine with the brightness of over 1,500,000 candles
  • id you know more than 1,000,000 Earths could fit inside the Sun
  • Did you know the Moon weighs 81 billion tons
  • Did you know the diameter of Jupiter is 152,800km (88 700 miles)
  • Did you know from space the brightest man made place is Las Vegas
  • Did you know due to gravitational effects you weigh is slightly less when the moon is directly overhead
  • Did you know If you could drive to the sun at a speed of 88.5 km/h (55 mp/h) it would take around 193 years
  • Did you know hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%)
  • Did you know the moon is 27% the size of the Earth
  • Did you know the center of the Sun is approximately 15 million °C (27 million °F)
  • Did you know an astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space (the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity)

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