Space Facts – 25 Unknown Facts About Space

Facts About Space

The ISS or the International Space Station is the farthest outpost of mankind and is occupied 24 X 7 X 365 by crews from various countries and is as big as a five-bedroom house and travels at 17,500 mph.

An astronaut aboard the ISS experiences 15 sunrises and sunsets every day.

Aboard the ISS everything goes through processing waste and urine and water is extracted from it to be used again.

The ISS is about the size of a Foot Ball field.

Earth has an array of radio telescopes with its ears spanning the vast expanse of space.

In 1977 a signal which lasted for 72 seconds was received from deep space and astronomers and scientists have still not been able to know how or where it came from.

There is no gravity in space and therefore there is no pressure on the joints which moves a little apart band an astronaut becomes two inches taller in space.

A gargantuan reservoir of water which is 140 trillion times all the water on our planet Earth has been discovered nearly 12 billion light years away and it is feeding a massive black hole known as quasar.

Space farers from The US and other allies are called Astronauts while space farers from Russia and its allies are called cosmonaut.

Cities floating above the clouds on Venus could become the next home for Homo sapiens because the conditions there are much akin to Earth and Gravity is same and there is no need for a pressurized suit. The transit time is also shorter than that of Mars.