Category: planet

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.

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.

Uranus smells like farts, rotten eggs, scientists confirm.As if…

Uranus smells like farts, rotten eggs, scientists confirm.

As if the name of the planet wasn’t enough, scientists recently discovered Uranus is home to fart-smelling clouds.
University of Oxford researchers examining the planet’s infrared light through the Gemini North telescope discovered clouds of hydrogen sulfide spreading into Uranus’ upper atmosphere. That’s a toxic gas that smells like rotten eggs or someone passing gas.

There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on this…

There are enough diamonds in existence to give everyone on this planet a cupful.

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.”

Our Milky Way is home to the darkest planet ever discovered,…

Our Milky Way is home to the darkest planet ever discovered, TrES-2b, the coal-black planet which absorbs almost 100% of the light that falls on it.

Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

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.

Over 200,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to…

Over 200,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022.  source

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A planet shaped like a donut is theoretically possible….

A planet shaped like a donut is theoretically possible. source

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