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20 Wondrous Facts about Space That Will Leave You Amazed!

8. On Venus, it snows metal galena and bismuthinite.

It snow metal on Venus
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9. Stars have been discovered by NASA that are cool enough to touch.

Cool star discovered by NASA
Image courtesy: NASA/JPL

10. Did you know that if the Sun were the size of a beach ball, Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and Earth would be the size of a pea?

Sun, Earth, Jupiter
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11. A visible halo around the Sun or Moon means a storm is soon to come.

halo around the Sun
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The halo that is visible on occasion around the Sun or Moon is caused by ice crystals from high cirrus clouds. There is an old saying that says “ring around the moon means rain soon” and there is truth to this as high cirrus clouds often proceed a storm.(source)

12. Most typical asteroids (such as Eros) contain precious metals worth more than $20trillion.

Eros. Asteroid
Image credit: NASA(taken from)

13. Earth can be seen as a pale blue dot in the picture below – 3.7 billion miles away.

The Pale Blue Dot
Image courtesy: NASA/JPL/Voyager

This photograph was taken by Voyager 1 in 1990 at a distance of 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) away. In the picture above, Earth is sized at a fraction of a pixel (0.12) against the vastness that is space. Even from within our own solar system, this picture provides some insight into how small we are in the cosmos. (source)


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