Looking at the night sky; we often think what does lie in the black emptiness between the stars? Can there be a planet just like ours? Can there be people just like us? There are so many questions about that vast and mysterious Space. Read on to find out some interesting facts about Space:
The Immortal footprints!
These are not ordinary foot prints. These are the footprints left by the astronauts of Apollo on the Moon mission and these will stay the same for about a 100 million years! Shocked! Well, it’s possible only because the Moon doesn’t have an atmosphere i.e. it has no wind and no water to disturb these footprints. Even the marks left by spaceship, rovers and the materials left by astronauts on the Moon will remain the same for a very very long time.
Want to Increase Your Height? Visit the Space!
Next time anyone calls you shorty, make it your mission to visit the Space. It’s because, in Space, human body experiences change in height. Since there is no gravity in Space, your spine will straighten, and you will look taller as you won’t be slouching.
Space is just an hour away!
Spaceship, astronauts, space programs… there are so many things, which make people overwhelmed and they start thinking that Space is such a far out place. But in reality, Space starts from just 100 km above the Earth! Theoretically, if there is a road perpendicular to the surface of the Earth, then you can reach Space within an hour.
The Silent Space!
Space is an absolutely silent place. You can’t hear even a single sound. It’s because unlike the light, the sound waves need a medium in which they can travel. But in Space, there is no atmosphere. Hence, propagation of the sound waves is not possible. So, how do astronauts talk with each other? They use radio waves, which can travel even in Space.
The coldest star!
Recently NASA had discovered a star which has the lowest temperature recorded to date. This star called the “Brown Dwarf” has a temperature range of 9 degrees Fahrenheit to minus 54 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s about 7.2 light years away from the Earth.
Anyone who wants to experience living on this planet should visit the North Pole as both have approximately same temperature range.
So, you thought garbage can be found only on the Earth? Well, think again because there are about 5,00,000 pieces of space junk regularly orbiting the Earth. Now, you must be thinking what harm Space junk can do. Space junk can actually do more harm than we can imagine. It’s because space junk is orbiting the Earth at a speed of about 17,500 mph and if they ever collide with a satellite or spacecraft, they can result in huge damage.
Metal bonding in Space!
To bring together two pieces of metal of the same type, you will not need any methods like welding, etc. in Space. It’s due to cold welding. On the Earth, the pieces are separated by an oxidized layer on the surface of metals formed by the air and water but there is no such thing in Space, and hence they just join together.
Beware of your feet skin!
Actually, in Space, there is no gravity, and hence astronauts do not use their feet to walk. It causes the feet to start softening and peeling off. So, astronauts take off their socks with care otherwise the peeled off dead skin will float around in their spaceship.