Amazing facts

Hi  All,                                                                                                                                        

               In this article I would like to share some of the amazing facts about the space and the universe...

  Space                                                                                                                                                                                             

1. The brightest star in the universe is the ‘star Cygnus OB 2 no. 12’. It was discovered in 1992 .It is up to 6 million times as bright as our sun!
2. The ‘Large Megellanic Cloud’ which is visible only in the southern hemisphere is the brightest galaxy in the universe!
3. The ‘Andromeda galaxy’ is the only galaxy which can be seen with our naked eye!
4. The light from the sun reaches earth in 8 minutes 17 seconds (8.17 minutes)!
5. Some of the photos from the ‘Hubble space Telescope’ are as follows ………..
A. Black eye galaxy,
B. Small Magellanic cloud,
C. Eagle Nebula and
D. Swan Nebula

blackeye

black eye galaxy

Small Magellanic cloud

Small Magellanic cloud

Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula

Swan Nebula

Swan Nebula

6. Jupiter has an astonishing weight (mass)of 18,986,000,000,000,000 tonnes (18 quadrillion,986 trillion tonnes)!
7. Vesta – the 4 Th asteroid to be discovered is bright enough to be seen with naked eye!

 

                                    Planet Earth

1. USA has more than 500 GEYSERS including the ‘Steamboat geyser’ and ‘old faithful geyser ‘ which erupts every 91 minutes

Steamboat geyser

Steamboat geyser

Old Faithful geyser

Old Faithful geyser

Source -Whitaker,s World of facts by Russell Ash

Penguin Publications

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