Curious about the universe?

16/08/2021
  • The Hubble Telescope (one of the best) allows us to look back billions of years
  •  It takes 225 million years for our Sun to travel around the Milky Way galaxy 
  • A year on Venus is shorter than a day 
  • Neutron stars rotate the fastest of all known objects in the universe, even rockets 
  • One tablespoon of neutron star weighs about one billion tons (a lot) 
  • The human brain is the most complex object known in the universe (but we only use 5% of it ...) 
  • Our galaxy, the Milky Way, has at least 15 satellite galaxies orbiting it, they may have formed just before it, maybe not. 
  • Sunlight takes 8 minutes to reach Earth
  • Mount Olympus is the largest known volcano on Mars
  • In the Milky Way, we have approx. over 100 billion stars