While performing the first space walk in human history, Alexey Leonov’s spacesuit inflated so much he couldn’t get back inside his space capsule. He had to let air out of his suit while still in the vacuum of space and was barely able to fit back through the airlock.
In 1990, the Galileo spacecraft did a search for life on planet Earth during a flyby. It didn’t find any actual life but it did find evidence ‘strongly suggestive of life on Earth’.
When astronauts vote from space, they list their address as “low-Earth orbit” in their absentee ballots. Yet recently North Dakota republicans wanted to essentially ban Native American’s from voting because many of them have no address on their IDs.
Climate change is REAL! Seriously. I know some people like to claim it isn’t, but the science is pretty damning. We need to take drastic action, collectively as a species, and we need to do it fast. Hopefully, these alarming facts will make you pay more attention to the issue.
2. The Pole is moving
5. Brilliant girls
7. A major event
8. Let’s do it!
9. A good example
10. Achieve that goal!
11. With his own eyes
14. Hopefully things have changed in the past few years
Wake up, people! And do your part!
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Most stars exist in binary or triple star systems. It is hypothesized that up to 85% of stars are gravitationally bound to another star in a multiple star system. Therefore, solitary stars (such as the Sun) are actually not the norm in the universe, but in fact are a rarity.
In 1995, NASA astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble telescope at the darkest part of the sky for 100 hours. Critics said it was a waste of valuable time, and he’d have to resign if it came up blank. Instead it revealed over 3,000 galaxies, in an area 1/30th as wide as a […]
There is liquid water on Mars. The watery area in question is about 20 kilometers in diameter, and while depth can’t be determined, the deposit would likely have to be at least a meter thick to produce the reflection observed. So at a bare minimum we’re probably looking at a serious quantity of water, on […]
Our universe is FASCINATING! Fascinating, I said!
And these 10 facts prove it.
1. Lots of stuff in there
3. The hexagon
4. Poor Pluto
6. It’s a long way to the moon
9. Large quasar group
In 1920, The New York Times ridiculed Robert H. Goddard and claimed that rockets could not function in space. On July 17, 1969, a day after the Apollo 11 launch, NYT formally acknowledged their error. 00
In Interstellar the depiction of a black hole required completely new CGI rendering software and was so accurate that it provided enough scientifical insight to publish three scientific papers. 00