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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:34 am

The typical spec of dust that you see floating in the air is half way in size between the Earth and a subatomic particle.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:35 am

So many cool facts! cheers


The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:35 am

astrolover wrote:
So many cool facts! cheers


The temperature of the earth's interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.

It's great for beginners Smile

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth!
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:36 am

The heart of an astronaut actually gets smaller when in outer space.

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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:36 am

The population of the Earth has more than doubled since 1950.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:37 am

The Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons)! Shocked Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:38 am

The earth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:38 am

The earth rotates more slowly on its axis in March than in September.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:38 am

The earth is .02 degrees hotter during a full moon.

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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:39 am

Saturn's rings are about 500,000 miles in circumference but only about a foot thick...
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:39 am

More than 20 million meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere every day.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:40 am

Lightning strikes about 6,000 times per minute on earth xD

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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:40 am

Jupiter's moon Ganymede, is larger than the planet Mercury!
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:40 am

It takes eight and a half minutes for light to get from the sun to earth.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:41 am

In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:41 am

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.

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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:41 am

Astronauts cannot burp in space.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:42 am

Approximately 115 tons of ocean salt spray enters the earth's atmosphere each second.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:42 am

Any space vehicle must move at a rate of 7 miles per second in order to escape the earth's gravitational pull.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:43 am

All of the Earth's continents are wider at the north than in the south - and nobody knows why.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:44 am

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All of the Earth's continents are wider at the north than in the south - and nobody knows why.

I never noticed that before ! Suspect



A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:44 am

A comet's tail always points away from the sun..

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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:44 am

41% of the moon is not visible from earth at any time.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:45 am

Some asteroids have other asteroids orbiting them.
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PostSubject: Re: Random and interesting astronomy facts   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:46 am

We know more about space than we do about our deep oceans!
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