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Star Cluster

UNIVERSE FUN FACTS

Space

1.  The Universe is 13.7 billion years old.

Science Museum Space Exploration

2. The Earth is not flat – but the Universe is.

Galaxy

3. There is no such thing as the Universe’s center.

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 5. One year on Venus is equal to 224 Earth days. And one day on Venus is equal to 243 Earth days. Which makes a day on Venus longer than a year. And to top it off, Venus is the only planet in our solar system that rotates backwards. 

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4. Almost all of ordinary matter (99.9999999% of it) is empty space. If you took out all of the space in our atoms, the entire human race (all 7 billion of us) would fit into the volume of a sugar cube.

Fiery Sun

6. The sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of the solar system. 

Stars

7. There might be as many as three sextillion stars in the universe. That's 3 followed by 23 zeros, or 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. 

Diamonds

9. There’s a planet-sized diamond in Centaurus named after a Beatles song. 

Crater

11.  Our solar system’s biggest mountain is on Mars. 

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8. 95% universe is made up of invisible dark energy (68%) and dark matter (27%). 

Stars

10. When you look into the night sky, you are looking back in time 

Earth and Space

12. It takes 225 million years for our Sun to travel round the galaxy