Top 10 amazing facts about space and universe

Written by Vishal Bandre

Computer Engineer, Founder Factober Blogging Network.

March 30, 2020

The space & universe is incredibly big. As a human being we have never ending curiosity about the space, cosmos, universe, alien life, time travel, black holes and all those related stuff. In this article we are going to unleash top 10 amazing facts about the universe.

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#1. Did you know, how many galaxies are there in the universe?

As per the experts astronomers there are more than 100 billions of galaxies in the Universe. The universe is exceptionally huge and it is hard to count the galaxies. So, the figure shows the best guess from experts. In which they observed galaxies in the particular region and multiplied that to make an approximation. Well, the science stuff, though it’s quite mind-boggling fact to digest.

#2. Interesting fact about Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet in our solar system and it’s the largest diameter compared to others. Astronomer William Herschel discovered that in 1781.

#3. Interesting fact about moon

Moon is the fifth largest satellite in our solar system and has the age of 4.53 billion years.

#4. Interesting facts about Neptune

It’s the eighth planet from the sun, and has sun-orbital period of 164.8 earth years. This planet was discovered by Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier FRS HFRSE, who was a French astronomer and a mathematician.

#5. Planet Neptune has its own moon

The planet Neptune has its own moon, named Triton which qas discovered 17 days after the actual discovery of Neptune itself, in 1846. It’s same in size to the Earth’s moon.

#6. First close-up images by Voyager 2

The first close-up images of the planet Neptune is in the year 1989, captured by spacecraft Voyager 2.

#7. The universe is 13.7 billion years old.

According to the Big Bang Theory, the universe is extremely old, near about 13.7 billion years. Composition of matter and energy density in the universe is used to come to the age of universe. This helps to understand how fast the universe has expanded.

#8. The expanding universe

The universe is expanding faster than the expectations. It may need some new kind of physics. Kinda-creepy. According to this article.

#9. Did you know, what is the observable universe?

Observable universe is a region of the universe containing all matter, that can be observed or inspected from the earth, or space stations. In short, visible to human technologies or observables.

#10. Size of the universe

Did you know that the estimated size of the observable universe is 93 billion light years in diameter. The spatial size of the whole universe is unknown.

So these were some of the interesting yet lesser known facts about the universe. Though, this was a just a round of article we have took a look on those 10 amazing facts about the space.

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