Space Facts

Space, also known as outer space, is the near-vacuum between celestial bodies. It is where everything (all of the planets, stars, galaxies and other objects) is found. See the fact file below for more information about space.

  • Our galaxy is called the Milky Way.
  • There are eight planets in our solar system. They are : Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
  • There is a super massive black hole right in the middle of the Milky Way Galaxy that is 4 million times the size of the Sun.
  • The Earth orbits the Sun at 66,700 miles per hour.
  • There are over 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
  • The largest galaxies contain nearly 400 billion stars.
  • There are over 20 million meteors ,that can be seen with the naked eye, every day.
  • The light hitting the earth right now is 30 thousand years old.
  • The moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth.
  • If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together.

External resources

Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
Space.com
NASA

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