There is a huge amount of information about space that can help you build your scientific knowledge if you have a taste for astronomy. The information can be amazingly cool. What is more, space science is seen as exciting topics in itself. If you are one of the space science students who is looking to enriching your knowledge about the space facts, then this article will benefit you big time.
First, let us look at what something about snows that keep falling during fall on planet Mars. It has been indicated time and again that the snows forms on the upper parts of the atmosphere of the planet Mars. They then vaporize before landing on the surface.
Many space scientists suggest that the planet Mars is most likely to have contained large amounts of waters for a long time in the past. Such a hypothesis is supported by the presence of large and scattered water bodies that exist in the valleys and canyons of this planet.
Then there is the amazing Saturn’s ring. Its circumference is estimated to be 500,000 miles. But what is even more surprising is that the ring is about a foot thick.
One of the great features that you can’t miss in any space science class is the phenomenal orbiting of the moon on planet Earth. The Earth’s moon was first studied in 1968. The Apollo 8 Aircraft was the first space aircraft that left the Earth and started orbiting around the moon. Other space aircrafts were later launched, such as Britain’s Black Arrow.
Studies have revealed that the moon keeps moving away from the Earth at a rate of 2.5 cm each year. However, there are many conflicting statistics about this rate. Some researchers claim that the actual rate is 34 cm per year, but the most credible one is the former rate.
What is more interesting is the fact that the astronauts cannot burp in space. It is recorded that 20 seconds worth of fuel remained in the fuel tank of the Apollo 11’s Lunar Module before it landed on the moon.
Then there is the comet, an asteroid that keeps appearing in the Earth’s atmosphere after several years. Its trail seems to get attracted to the sun as it moves across space.
It is also said that the astronauts recorded enhanced heights while at spaces. And they get a lot shorter when in outer space.
The largest meteorite ever recorded was discovered in Hoba, Namibia and weighed sixty tons. Some of the largest space asteroids have their moons.
The planet Earth moves around the sun at a speed of 66,700 miles per hour. In general, the planet Saturn is roughly 886 million miles away from the Sun.
It is said that the density of planet Saturn is less water’s, but this fact is misleading in a way. It is postulated that the reason for this is the fact that Saturn’s atmospheric gases are way lighter as compared to the Earth’s. An object weighing 100 pounds on Earth will weigh 116 on Saturn.