12 Almost Unbelievable Facts About The Universe. #5 Means There Are DEFINITELY Aliens
by N/A, 9 years ago | 1 min read| 1761
Our universe is truly incredible. And while there is still so much that we don't know, scientific discoveries about parts of our universe have all proved so far that it is just out-of-this-world amazing...literally!
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1. Quasar? I hardly know her!
Quasars are the things that happen when gases within black holes start moving around super fast and emitting heat and light. There's this huge group of quasars though that is over 4 billion light-years wide and completely contradicts scientific theory on
2. A case of the spins
Another theory-busting phenomenon is that of pulsars, or magnetized neutron stars. They are average sized for neutron stars, but spin at a quarter of the speed of light.
3. The smell of success...or space
Astronauts have reported that when they come back from doing a space walk, their suits smell pretty distinctly like steak and hot metal. Who knew!?
4. Turn down for what? Not for space!
Better book your next ticket to the constellation Acquila, because it's the host to a cloud of alcohol. Estimates put the alcohol here equivalent to 400 septillion drinks. Party on!
5. Not necessarily alone
WARNING: Do not watch "Signs" after reading this. So there are somewhere around 300 billion stars in our galaxy, and around 100 billion planets. Of these, about 8.8 billion planets are capable of hosting life forms...
6. Under Pressure (do-do-do-do-do)
Black holes are formed when stars collapse, and ALL of their mass is condensed into a super tiny space. It varies with every body of mass. If Earth were to become a black hole, it would have to be condensed to have a radius smaller than 9 mm.
7. Ice, Ice Baby
There is an exoplanet (term used for any planet outside of our solar system) called Gliese that is covered in burning ice. The strange states the water on this planet is in leads to solid ice that is so hot it still emits steam.
8. Drive slow, homie
While it hasn't been drastic, Earth's rotation HAS slowed down. In fact, it slows down by 1.4 milliseconds every century.
9. Circle of life
Somewhere around 275 million stars are born and die every day.
10. Time and time again
While it takes the Earth one year to make a complete revolution around the sun, it takes our solar system 230 years to make a revolution around the Milky Way.
11. Our closest neighbor is invisible to the naked eye.
That would be the Andromeda Galaxy, and if we COULD see it, it would be somewhere around 6 times the size of the moon (despite being 2.5 million lightyears away).
12. The Big Bang Effect
That awful white noise you hear when your television isn't working? It's residual radiation from the Big Bang!
13. Raspberry and rum-flavored space
Ethyl formate, one of the leading ingredients in both raspberries and rum, can be found a-plenty in the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers have suggested that there's a high likelihood the Universe smells accordingly.
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