Category: Earth

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.”

NASA emailed a wrench to space. An astronaut working on the…

NASA emailed a wrench to space. An astronaut working on the International Space Station needed a tool he didn’t have, so NASA designed one with computer software and emailed the file to him. He then used a 3D printer to create the first object ever designed on Earth and made in space.

There’s a full-time job for defending our planet from aliens….

There’s a full-time job for defending our planet from aliens. NASA’s official title for this position is ‘Planetary Protection Officer’, and it’s existed since after the US signed the Outer Space Treaty in 1967. The job involves keeping Earth and other planets safe from contaminates, and it pays up to $187k.

Three Gorges Dam in China is so massive it has slowed the…

Three Gorges Dam in China is so massive it has slowed the rotation of the Earth.

Photo : wikipedia

Astronauts don’t do laundry, most of the time they just throw…

Astronauts don’t do laundry, most of the time they just throw their underwear out of the ship and let it burn up on its way back to Earth.

Warren Buffet, one of the richest people on Earth, does not…

Warren Buffet, one of the richest people on Earth, does not carry a cellphone, does not have a computer and drives his own car.

Photo : cnn

The Sun is so loud that if space was filled with air it would be…

The Sun is so loud that if space was filled with air it would be 125db on Earth, 92 Million miles away.

There is only one known species of warm-blooded fish on Earth -…

There is only one known species of warm-blooded fish on Earth – the opah (Lampris guttatus)

You could fit all the planets in between Earth and the moon and…

You could fit all the planets in between Earth and the moon and still have room left over to spare.

This is Michael Collins, the forgotten astronaut of Apollo 11,…

This is Michael Collins, the forgotten astronaut of Apollo 11, who waited for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin above the lunar surface and was the one who brought them back to Earth safely. He never stepped on the moon.