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Can you find out a fact about Space?

You may want to find out a fact about the planets or the sun or about astronauts and their work.

36 comments on “Can you find out a fact about Space?

  1. My favourite planet is the sun because it is hot and keeps you sometimes warm in the winter. It is really, really hot in summer and sometimes when you go on holiday in summer.

  2. Mars is known as the ‘Red Planet’ because, well – it’s red! This is because it is covered in a type of chemical called iron oxide (or ‘rust’ as you might know it).

  3. Like us, planets do also have names. Some planet names are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus.

  4. The sun is 5500 degrees Celsius hot.

  5. It can take thousands of years for the light of a star to reach us.

  6. If you could fly a plane to Pluto, it would take more than 800 years to get there.

  7. The moon is made of mantle and core and crust.
    Earth has 1 moon and Jupiter has 67 moons and some planets have no moons. The moon gives no light.

  8. Tim Peake went to the International Space Station in 2015 and spent six months there carrying out scientific experiments. Tim was the first British European Space Agency astronaut to visit the Space Station.

  9. Neil Armstrong loved flying and was a test pilot. Neil was called up by the Navy and became a fighter pilot. He fought in the Korean War. Neil Armstrong applied to become an astronaut and in September of 1962 he was selected by NASA.

  10. The Earth spins around an invisible line called an axis.

  11. Did you know that a flight rated space suit from NASA costs £ 9,091,260?

  12. Saturn is surrounded by a ring of Ice and it is 10 times further away from the Sun than Earth.

  13. Saturn’s rings can be seen from Earth using a telescope.

  14. Uranus is the only planet to spin on its side.

  15. Mars has a huge volcan called Olympus Mons – It is 2.5 times higher than Earth’s Mont Everest!

  16. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. It is bigger than earth and Saturn and mercury and venus.

  17. The footprints on the moon will still be there in a 100 million years.
    There might be a planet made out of diamonds.
    Nobody knows how many stars there are in space.
    Nobody has seen the Milky Way.
    There’s floating water in space.
    Mercury has no moons or rings.

  18. The Earth has only one moon, but Jupiter has a total of 63 moons.

  19. Neptune is the coldest planet in our solar system.

  20. The sun is not a planet – it is a star. The temperature inside the sun is over a million degrees Celsius!

  21. Mercury is the smallest planet, and the closest to the sun.

  22. Jupiter has more than 60 moons and it has a bigger tornado and it can suck the earth up without anybody noticing.

  23. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun. It is made of gas like Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Methane gas gives it a blue colour. Uranus is known as an ice giant like its sister planet Neptune. Much of the inside of the planet is frozen and as a result, Uranus is one of the coldest of all the planets in the Solar System.

  24. Did you know? Monkeys went to space before humans…..

  25. There are footprints still on the moon from Neil Armstrong and the sun is more than 5000,000,900 degrees Celsius .

  26. The earth takes 24 hours to orbit the sun.

  27. Jupiter greatest red spot is a biggest world pool

  28. Did you know there are still bits of Mars on Earth? Because a very long time ago the asteroids hit Mars and the debris travelled in space and bits were dropped on Earth. They are called meteoroids.

  29. Space is a very big space and some people believe there are aliens there!

  30. The sun is 1.3 million times bigger than the Earth.

  31. The Earth goes around the Sun and it takes 365 days to orbit the Sun.

  32. One million Earths could fit inside the sun!

  33. The names of the planets are: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. In space you can not breath. In space, there is dust, you can not blow the dust. In space you have a helmet , it is special for astronauts to wear. It takes the Earth 24 hours to spin around the sun. Mercury is the smallest planet and the closest to the sun.

  34. WHAT IS THE SUN ? the sun is a star. Stars are huge balls of very hot gas. The sun is the closest star to Earth, which is our planet. the Earth moves around, or orbits, the sun. the sun is made of different types of gas, like the air on Earth. It is not solid so you can’t stand on its surface – although it’s far too hot to get that near to anyway ! the sun gives out heat and light. plants and animals need these things to stay alive. without the sun, nothing on Earth could survive. The glow of light from the sun looks different to the light from other stars. This is becuase the Sun is much closer to Earth than they are. This also makes the Sun look much bigger than other stars, but is is actually a medium-sized star. THE SUN IN SPACE? Eight planets orbit the sun including Earth. the closer a planet is to the sun, the hotter it is there. Earth is the only planet that is neither too hot nor too cold for living things to survive there. A solar system is the name for a star and the planets and other objects that orbit it. A million Earths could fit inside the Sun. However 10 billions Suns could fit inside the biggest known star in the universe. This star is called VY Canis Majoris. Our solar system is in a galaxy.

  35. Mercury gets very hot by day (reaching 450 Grad Celsius) and very cold at night (dropping to minus 275 Grad Celsius). With no oxygen and such extreme temperatures, nothing could live there.

  36. Venus is the hottest planet in Space.

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