Throughout this semester, I have learned some pretty cool stuff. The fact that the universe is 13.7 billion years old and is still expanding creates a mind boggling effect of how incredibly it truly is. That is not the only thing, our moon has a gravitational pull against earths rotation creating a tidal effect that creates waves in the oceans. We have things called the blue moon that happen when there are two full moons in a months time. Our seasons are only possible because of the tilt of earths axis. The speed of light is 300,000 km/s, yet it takes light from the sun to reach earth 8 minutes. Probably the most amazing thing I learned this semester is that our galaxy contains a black hole. I browsed the internet and found some more amazing facts that humans have learned studying our world as well as space.
- In space the skin on your feet peels off- this is because you do not walk on your feet in space so the skin softens and flakes off.
- You become taller in space- this is because there is no gravitational force pushing down on you.
- Space is not that far away- Space begins at the Karman line which is roughly 100km so if you drove your car straight up, you’d be there in less than an hour.
- The furthest manmade object is Voyager 1 which contains messages for aliens- It has a golden record that contains the sounds of earth.
Top 20 Awesome Facts About Space. (2014, December 19). Retrieved December 08, 2016, from http://www.armaghplanet.com/blog/top-20-awesome-facts-about-space.html