Top Universe Facts


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1. The universe is expanding at 230 miles a second.
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2. Black holes are the exact opposite of nothing, being the densest concentration of mass known in the universe.
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3. 75% of everything in the universe is hydrogen.
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4. The brightest things in the universe are quasars, which can be over 4,000,000,000,000 times brighter than our sun.
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5. An online plagiarism checker found an 89% similarity between "50 Shades of Grey" and Twilight fanfiction "Masters of the Universe."
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6. Neutrinos are 100,000 times smaller that electrons, but there are so many of them that they may outweigh all the visible matter in the universe.
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7. According to one scientific theory, our entire Universe may exist inside of a black hole.
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8. All the stars in the universe will eventually burn out and the universe will be dark for the rest of time.
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9. Fifty Shades of Grey was originally titled Masters of the Universe.
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10. If you were to fall into a black hole, you'd be able to see both the universe beginning and ending due to time dilation.
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11. The lowest note in the known universe is caused by the rumbling of a black hole in the Perseus galaxy - 57 octaves below middle C.
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12. Scientific evidence suggests the soul is constructed from the fabric of the universe and lives on after the death of your physical body.
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13. There are more stars in the universe than words have been spoken by all of the humans who have ever lived.
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14. Do not feel lonely. The entire universe is inside you.
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15. NASA beamed 'Across the Universe' by The Beatles into space - If aliens ever hear it, it will be the first human song they listen to.
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16. 95 percent of all the stars that this universe will ever see have already been born.
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17. The universe contains over 100 billion galaxies.
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18. If you properly shuffle a deck of cards, the resulting deck will have most likely never been seen before in the history of the universe.
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19. The largest object in the known universe is over 10,000,000,000 light years across and theoretically should not exist.
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20. Everything in the universe moves relative to everything else. The sun is no more fixed in space than the earth is.
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21. The universe is getting less blue and more red.
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22. A ‘googolplex’ is a number so vast it can’t be written down: there’s not enough room in the universe for all the zeros.
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23. Stephen Colbert exists in the Marvel Universe; he ran for president and he helped Spider-Man defeat a villain.
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24. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" will mark the first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance of Thor without Loki.
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25. There is no physical center of the universe.
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26. The universe is slowly dying— the energy output of over 200,000 galaxies is only about half of what it was 2 billion years ago.
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27. 13.7 billion years ago, the contents of the universe were contained in a volume less than one trillionth the size of the point of a pin.
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28. There are ten times as many stars in the known universe as there are grains of sand in the world.
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29. Every atom in existence is about 99.99% empty space – Which means everything in the universe is made up of mostly nothing.

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