Category: Earth

Anechoic chambers are the quietest places on Earth and have…

Anechoic chambers are the quietest places on Earth and have background noises measured in negative decibels. After a few minutes in chambers, you can hear your heartbeat and blood circulating in your ears and may experience troubles with orienting yourself or even standing. (source)

Photo : Jonathan Haeber / flickr

There will be a ‘super blood wolf moon eclipse’ on…

There will be a ‘super blood wolf moon eclipse’ on January 21st, 2019. The first full moon of the year will be closest to earth in its orbit, all while a lunar eclipse is happening. It will reach its peak at 12:16 am EST and will last about 3 hours and 17 minutes.

Photo : Wladows / Flickr

Japanese are working on developing technology to transmit…

Japanese are working on developing technology to transmit electricity wirelessly. Their goal is to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels to Earth by microwave/laser. They have successfully transmitted 10 kw of energy 500 meters away.

Photo : Japanese Space Agency

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the…

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from Earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the…

The moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from Earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination.

There is an official world record for time traveling. It’s…

There is an official world record for time traveling. It’s held by cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, who has spent 803 days total in orbit around Earth. According to Einstein’s theories of relativity, this would mean Sergei effectively has travelled about 0.02 seconds forward in time.

Photo : NASA / wikimedia

It’s been estimated that there are more stars in the Universe…

It’s been estimated that there are more stars in the Universe than there are grains of sand on earth, but there are more atoms in one grain of sand than there are stars in the Universe.

Earth is the only known planet where fire can burn. No other…

Earth is the only known planet where fire can burn. No other known planet has enough oxygen.

This is the asteroid known as (Bennu), it’s estimated to…

This is the asteroid known as (Bennu), it’s estimated to hit Earth in the year of 2135.

Charlie Duke left a family photo on the Moon on April 23, 1972….

Charlie Duke left a family photo on the Moon on April 23, 1972. On the back side of the photo, a message reads: “This is the family of astronaut Charlie Duke from planet Earth who landed on the moon on April 20, 1972.”