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Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 3:54pm On Jul 09, 2016
The universe is so vast it’s extremely difficult to know the full extent of its complexities. Humans can only scratch at the surface of its immensity, but whenever we do we pick up remarkable information, and images, which are awe inspiring and baffling in equal measure.

Here we have over 60 fascinating facts about the universe.


Source: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/20-extraordinary-and-inspiring-facts-about-the-universe.html
http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/top-20-awesome-facts-about-space.html
cc: Lalasticlala, Dominique

Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Rich4god(m): 3:55pm On Jul 09, 2016
I don land.... This space is dedicated to members of the NA who died fighting boko haram....

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Nobody: 3:57pm On Jul 09, 2016
I'm gonna book a space here........but I doubt you're gonna say anything I don't already know grin

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by ritababe(f): 3:59pm On Jul 09, 2016
weldone explorer I always enjoy your post

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Rich4god(m): 3:59pm On Jul 09, 2016
Read the oda day that NASA where jubilating, when their craft "Juno" entered the axis of Jupiter.... A journey it started 5years ago....

Am just wondering, how many brains do these guys have.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 3:59pm On Jul 09, 2016
1. Even When You’re Standing Still, You’re Still Moving


A human body, or any object on the Earth, is never at rest. Even when you’re asleep in bed, you’re moving pretty fast. Our Milky Way Galaxy is rotating at 225 kilometers per second, and hurling through the cosmos at an estimated 305 kilometers per second. Add those figures together, and we're racing through space at around 530 kilometers, or 330 miles per second. So in one minute’s time, you’ve traveled almost 20,000 kilometers, or more than 12,000 miles. .


And your friends always complain that you never go anywhere.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Cutehector(m): 4:00pm On Jul 09, 2016
grin
Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 4:02pm On Jul 09, 2016
2. There Are at Least 10 Billion Trillion Stars in the Universe.


That’s a very big number. When you really think about it,10 billion trillion stars makes the cult of sun worship seem a little obsolete, although our star, the sun, is very important to us. Without it, life on earth wouldn’t be possible. Let’s put 10 billion trillion stars into perspective, For those of you who know a bit of math, that would be 10 to the power of 22 stars, or written out, it would be 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. There are probably more stars in existence than grains of sand on all of the world’s beaches. If only 1% of those stars had Earth-like planets, the universe would literally be teeming with life.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Cutehector(m): 4:05pm On Jul 09, 2016
Rich4god:
Read the oda day that NASA where jubilating, when their craft "Juno" entered the axis of Jupiter.... A journey it started 5years ago....

Am just wondering, how many brains do these guys have.
well, the difference between one who knows and the other who doesn't know is information.


How many nigerians do u see that's willing to study aeronautics, space physics and all of that.


We all want to study law, mass comm, business admin, electrical electronics and all of daht.


We are not exposed to first hand technology. Our politicians are sending their kids to foreign universities, instead of affiliating our home universities with these foreign universities.



It is well

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Rich4god(m): 4:06pm On Jul 09, 2016
How/ where can I get a telescope.... no matter how small...

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 4:06pm On Jul 09, 2016
3. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time.



The stars we see in the night sky are very far away from us, so far the star light we see has taken a long time to travel across space to reach our eyes. This means whenever we look out into the night and gaze at stars we are actually experiencing how they looked in the past. For example, the bright star Vega is relatively close to us at 25 light-years away, so the light we see left the star 25 years ago.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by aolumaxi(m): 4:07pm On Jul 09, 2016
Lemme sit down first... before I call lalasticlala or seun on my visafone.... who cares for a popcorn?

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Rich4god(m): 4:08pm On Jul 09, 2016
Cutehector:
well, the difference between one who knows and the other who doesn't know is information.


How many nigerians do u see that's willing to study aeronautics, space physics and all of that.


We all want to study law, mass comm, business admin, electrical electronics and all of daht.


We are not exposed to first hand technology. Our politicians are sending their kids to foreign universities, instead of affiliating our home universities with these foreign universities.



It is well
I think before you start asking how many Nigerians wants to study such courses, you should first ask, how many of our universities offer such courses.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Cutehector(m): 4:09pm On Jul 09, 2016
Explorers:
3. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time.



The stars we see in the night sky are very far away from us, so far the star light we see has taken a long time to travel across space to reach our eyes. This means whenever we look out into the night and gaze at stars we are actually experiencing how they looked in the past. For example, the bright star Vega is relatively close to us at 25 light-years away, so the light we see left the star 25 years ago.
what of the star that led the three wise men to where Jesus was born..



grin

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Gidoka(m): 4:09pm On Jul 09, 2016
AYAM WITCH U
Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Rich4god(m): 4:10pm On Jul 09, 2016
Cutehector:
what of the star that led the three wise men to where Jesus was born..



grin


lol....
Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 4:10pm On Jul 09, 2016
4. The Hubble telescope allows us to look back billions of years into the past.



The Hubble Telescope enables us to look towards very distant objects in the universe. Thanks to this remarkable piece of engineering NASA has been able to create some incredible images, one of which is the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Created using images from the telescope from 2003 and 2004, the incredible picture displays a tiny patch of the sky in immense detail; it contains 10,000 objects, most of them younggalaxies, and acts as a portal back in time. Inone picture we are transported 13 billion years into the past, just 400 to 800 million years after the Big Bang, which is early in terms of the universe’s history.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Cutehector(m): 4:10pm On Jul 09, 2016
Rich4god:

I think before you start asking how many Nigerians wants to study such courses, you should first ask, how many of our universities offer such courses.
lwkmd... since our fore father's did not study such courses, why would it be offered in any nigerian university grin


No wonder the Americans call us third world country.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by vincentico(m): 4:12pm On Jul 09, 2016
driver stop me at explorer's avenue ehem...!
Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 4:14pm On Jul 09, 2016
5. There’s a giant cloud of alcohol in Sagittarius B.


Sagittarius B is a vast molecular cloud of gas and dust floating near the centre of the Milky Way, 26,000 light-years from Earth, 463,000,000,000 kilometres in diameter and, amazingly, it contains 10-billion-billion-billion litres of alcohol. The vinyl alcoholin the cloud is far from the most flavour some tipple in the universe, but it is an important organic molecule which offers some clues how the first building blocks of life-forming substances are produced.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 4:17pm On Jul 09, 2016
6. It takes 225 million years for our Sun to travel round the galaxy.



Whilst the Earth and the other planets within our solar system orbit around the Sun, the Sun itself is orbiting around the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It takes the Sun 225 million years to perform a complete circuit of the galaxy. The last time the Sun was in its current position in the galaxy the super-continent Pangaea was just about starting to break apart and early dinosaurs were making an appearance.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Cutehector(m): 4:18pm On Jul 09, 2016
Chei see correct alcohol just dey waste...

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Explorers(m): 4:20pm On Jul 09, 2016
7. Our solar system’s biggest mountain is on Mars.


Olympus Mons on Mars is the tallest mountain on any of the planets of the Solar System. The mountain is a gigantic shield volcano (similar to volcanoes found in the Haiiwain Islands) standing at 26 kilometres tall and sprawling 600 kilometres across. To put this into scale, this makes the mountain almost three times the height of Mount Everest.


image: thinglink. com

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by DucheSsMerezz(f): 4:22pm On Jul 09, 2016
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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by vincentico(m): 4:27pm On Jul 09, 2016
Explorers:
3. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time.



The stars we see in the night sky are very far away from us, so far the star light we see has taken a long time to travel across space to reach our eyes. This means whenever we look out into the night and gaze at stars we are actually experiencing how they looked in the past. For example, the bright star Vega is relatively close to us at 25 light-years away, so the light we see left the star 25 years ago.
Could it be possible to look forward into the future like if the telescope was turned the other way round?

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by blaquemyc(m): 4:30pm On Jul 09, 2016
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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Johnrake69: 4:36pm On Jul 09, 2016
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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by Young03(m): 4:37pm On Jul 09, 2016
Make I find umbrella cover my head
sits on a wet ground
I WAS HERE

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by kadas01(m): 4:39pm On Jul 09, 2016
The "Greatness of THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR" would forever remain above "human comprehension"!

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by oglalasioux(m): 4:50pm On Jul 09, 2016
kadas01:
The "Greatness of THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR" would forever remain above "human comprehension"!

I was thinking you'll rather believe the genesis version of creation. It's science that brought these facts and the same science says the earth is 4.6 billion years old. According to your bible, the earth is 6020 years old. So I'll rather you rebuke and reject these scientific findings so as to align with the holy book.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by oglalasioux(m): 4:56pm On Jul 09, 2016
vincentico:
Could it be possible to look forward into the future like if the telescope was turned the other way round?

No. There's no other way around in space. No up no down. Every light we observe on earth travelled over time to get here. To see what they look like today is for future generations.

Each time we look at the sun we are seeing how it was eight minutes ago. So it is for the stars we see at night. It'll take time for mankind to develop technology that will view the universe in real time.

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Re: Extraordinary, Fascinating And Inspiring Facts About The Universe. by delikay4luv: 4:57pm On Jul 09, 2016
This will be interesting

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