I bet you don't know these Surprising Facts about Universe!

In this article, I am going to share a lot of facts with you that I have collected from various online sources. I bet that a lot of facts are definitely unknown to you. Let us begin this mysterious journey. 


Surprising facts about Universe

  1. The fastest spinning objects in the Universe are neutron stars – these can rotate 500 times in just 1 second.
  2. Located about 40 thousand light-years away, there is a planet believed to be paved in large amounts of diamonds. This planet is named 55 Cancri E. Its mantle is made of diamonds, not the crust (surface).
  3. When things are falling, their acceleration cancels out gravity, which is why astronauts in orbits are weightless.
  4. The highest mountain known to man is the Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars. Its peak is 15 miles (25KM) high, making it nearly 3 times higher than Mt. Everest!
  5. A tablespoon of neutron star would weigh around 1 billion tons (US) which is about 900 billion kg.
  6. The heart of stars can reach 200 million degrees F or 110 million °C. Our star has a core temperature of 14 million °C.
  7. The opposite of black holes is estimated to be white holes that spray out the matter and light like fountains.
  8. Because of Saturn's extremely low density, if you placed the whole planet in the water, it would float!
  9. If two pieces of metal touch in space, they become permanently stuck together.
  10. If aliens located 60-65 million light-years away from us, looked at Earth through a really powerful telescope today, they would see dinosaurs!
  11. In about 4.5 billion years, the Milky Way is expected to collide with Andromeda.
  12. Andromeda and the Triangulum Galaxy are linked by streams of hydrogen gas and embedded stars. The two galaxies may have had a close interaction in the past and it looks as if they will do so again in about 2.5 billion years!
  13. We have only witnessed less than 5% of the material the universe is made of.
  14. Venus is the most extreme, dangerous planet in the solar system as its surface temperature is 500 degrees Celsius, its atmospheric pressure is 90 times that of Earth, and it’s constantly raining down acid rain.
  15. Planets can be destroyed by bursts of gamma radiation.
  16. In 185 AD Chinese astronomers were the first to record a supernova; this is now classified as SN 185.
  17. Neutrinos are one of the most abundant particles in the universe and yet are hard to detect. They are also called “Ghost Particles”.
  18. There's a type of neutron star called 'Magnetar' which has a magnetic field that is so strong that being within 1000 miles one would warp all the atoms in your body and from a distance of 100,000 miles it would erase every data on a credit card.
  19. Astronomers discovered a “zombie” star that went into a supernova in 1954 and again exploded in 2014.
  20. A spaceship traveling at the speed of light would never reach the end of the known universe as the universe is expanding faster than the speed of light.

Bonus Space Fact: The gravity of a neutron star is so strong on its surface, any object on its surface will be immediately flattened into a 2D object.

The End Notes

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