62 Stunning Space Facts


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1. The 4 square feet of space surrounding anyone at any given time is considered as a personal space by most people.
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2. M&Ms have been taken to space over 130 times since 1981.
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3. 99.99% of people backspace their whole password, when they just mess up one letter.
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4. More than 20 million meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere every day.
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5. Astronauts get taller when they are in space.
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6. Dust from space is probably falling on your head whenever you go outside.
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7. KEO, the capsule that will be launched into space in 2014, is accepting personal messages. It is scheduled to return after 50,000 years.
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8. Apple has $178 billion in cash. It could buy: Uber Tesla Twitter Netflix Dropbox Airbnb Snapchat SpaceX and still have $20 billion left.
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9. Space smells like "seared steak" or "hot metal" to astronauts returning from spacewalks
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10. At any given second, the space bar on a computer or phone keyboard is being pressed 6 million times.
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11. Since weightlessness causes the spine to expand and straighten, astronauts may measure up to two inches taller in space.
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12. In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!
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13. A space mission revealed that frogs cannot vomit.
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14. Apple has $178 billion in cash. It could buy: Uber Tesla Twitter Netflix Dropbox Airbnb Snapchat SpaceX and still have $20 billion left.
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15. Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde creates real clouds inside indoor spaces.
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16. A study found that 50% of LGBT individuals surveyed avoided public spaces because of harassment.
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17. In space you can cry but your tears won’t fall, they just puddle up under your eye.
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18. NASA once banned beans because astronaut farts could cause sudden fires on a spacecraft.
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19. During the first space walk in human history cosmonaut Alexei Leonov perspired so much that the sweat was sloshing around in his suit.
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20. In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces.
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21. MySpace users tend to have fewer years of formal education than users of other social network services
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22. More than 8/10 people backspaces their whole password when they just mess up one letter.
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23. For months after returning from trips to space, astronauts report letting go of objects in mid-air, still fully expecting them to float.
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24. Space Jam was the highest grossing basketball movie of all time.
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25. There is a cloud of alcohol in outer space with enough alcohol to make 4 trillion trillion drinks.
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26. Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.
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27. Currently, it costs about $10,000 for each pound of material a space agency sends to space.
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28. The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.
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29. Jupiter's moon Ganymede, is larger than the planet Mercury!
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30. There is a cloud of alcohol in outer space with enough alcohol to make 4 trillion trillion drinks
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31. If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
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32. The space between your pointer finger and thumb is called the "purlicue."
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33. The Outer Space Treaty states that the moon can be used for peaceful purposes by all nations and weapons of mass destruction are prohibited.
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34. 99% of people backspace their whole password when they mess up just one letter.
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35. At the center of almost every snow crystal is a tiny mote of dust, which can be anything from volcanic ash to a particle from outer space.
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36. Space is black because the universe is constantly expanding — the only nearby source of light is the Sun.
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37. M&Ms are the best space snacks according to astronauts.
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38. There were only 58 years between the first manned, controlled aircraft and the first time humans went to space.
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39. The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two miles away.
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40. If you could drive your car straight up you would arrive in space in just over an hour.
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41. The three Russian cosmonauts whose spacecraft depressurised just before re-entry in 1971 are the only human beings to have died outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
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42. When you wring out a washcloth in space, the water creates a force field around the cloth.
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43. If you were exposed to the vacuum of space, all the air would leave your body, your saliva would boil, and your blood vessels would burst.
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44. Cockroaches grown in space became quicker and stronger than their terrestrial counterparts
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45. In 2006 a guy named Chris Putnam hacked into Facebook and made thousands of profiles look like MySpace profiles. Facebook hired him.
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46. Flames in space burn with a lower temperature, at a slower rate, and with less oxygen than in normal gravity.
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47. The international Space Station is as roomy as a five-bedroom house and travels at 17,500 mph.
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48. MDIF, a New York-based non-profit, is planning to beam free wifi to the whole world from space.
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49. Astronauts cannot burp in space.
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50. Outer space is only an hour away, if you could drive your car straight into the sky at 60 MPH.
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51. The earth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
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52. Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.
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53. If you were directly exposed to space, your body would swell to be three times its normal size.
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54. Humans could actually survive for about two minutes with no suit in space.
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55. According to findings by astronomers, space tastes like raspberries.
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56. Apple has $178 billion in cash. It could buy: Uber Tesla Twitter Netflix Dropbox Airbnb Snapchat SpaceX and still have $20 billion left.
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57. 32% of single people say the biggest turn-offs when it comes to flirting is coming on too strongly and invading personal space.
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58. A car traveling 100 mph would take more than 29 million years to reach the nearest star.
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59. 65 million years ago the impact of an asteroid is estimated to have had the power of 10 million H-Bombs.
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60. Buzz Lightyear holds the record for longest time in space after spending 467 days aboard the space shuttle Discovery.
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61. If you stood on the surface of Mars with no spacesuit, you would pass out in 30 seconds and be dead in a minute.
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62. A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh 38 pounds on Mars.

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